I'm also happy to hear that Gov. Deal is also cutting the State of Georgia's borrowing.
By Shannon McCaffery
Atlanta (AP) - Borrowing in Georgia has decreased under Gov. Nathan Deal, who campaigned as a fiscal conservative.
But with the state's unemployment rate at 10.1% - above the national average - some say the state should be using its coveted AAA bond rating and borrowing more for infrastructure projects that would create jobs.
Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said the governor is committed to reducing the size of government and that keeping borrowing in check will help the state maintain its rating.
In his first budget as Georgia's chief executive, Deal slashed state bonding nearly in half, from the roughly $1 billion a year sought by his predecessor, Sonny Perdue, to a relatively modest $563 million. He also vetoed another 11 bond projects in the university system worth more than $40 million.
It was a happy day indeed when we voted out Gov. Perdue.
Now if we can just get our flag back. I like it, and still fly it, 'cause it pisses off the right people.
That would definately be a good Deal! :)