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HB 44 General appropriations; State Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Voted on Friday February 17, 2017

Michael Caldwell's thoughts

This is the House's proposed full year FY2018 Annual Budget. It is comprised of $24.997 Billion in state revenues. It comprises a $1.25 billion (5.3%) over the FY 2017 original budget (not the amended, which accounts for nearly half of that growth- meaning only 2.68%, $651.8 million is actually growth from FY 2017 to FY 2018).

This budget includes a 2% merit raise for teachers (placed into the salary schedule), a 20% raise for state law enforcement, a raise in foster parent per diem by 57% (dramatically needed if you speak to *any* foster parent), and an additional $600k appropriation to GBI to finally get the remaining backlog of untested rape kits tested and processed.

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Yea
Majority vote: Yea

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