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Public media is possible target for budget cuts

The Georgia Senate budget proposal targets Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center in Augusta for cuts.

That's beyond a proposed $105 million cut to teaching and health insurance funds for Georgia's 26 public universities and colleges.

The spending plan also proposes a $5.1 million cut to the cyber center and a $3.7 million cut to GPB.

The budget passed the Senate Thursday on a 51 to one vote. The House is not seeking similar cuts.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!