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Georgia House OKs Budget Changes, Restoring Most K-12 Cuts

Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File

Georgia’s House has approved an amended budget that restores more than 60% of what was cut from aid to K-12 schools. The chamber is now sending it to the Senate for more work. The House voted 149-20 on Thursday to approve House Bill 80, which changes parts of the budget that runs through June 30.

It increases spending of state funds to $26.6 billion. Better-than-predicted tax revenues are allowing some of the $2.2 billion in cuts made in June to be restored. That includes $567 million of $950 million that was cut from the state’s K-12 school funding formula. Senate committees will begin considering the budget on Friday.

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