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HB 684 General appropriations; State Fiscal Year July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Voted on Friday March 9, 2018

Michael Caldwell's thoughts

This legislation comprises the FY 2019 (covering July 1 2018 to June 30 2019) This is the largest budget in the history of the State of Georgia, reflecting the largest population and demand for state services in Georgia history. Adjusting for inflation, we are spending per capita the same amount that Georgia was spending in 1999. This represents a $1.03 Billion growth over the prior year (4.1%), nearly 90% of which is non-discretionary spending (mandated by law). Roughly 56.3% of that growth ($582.5 million) goes toward education, 33.6% ($347.7 million) for health and human services, and the remaining 10.1% ($104.7 million) will spread across public safety, economic development, general government and debt services.

Our bonded debt is limited constitutionally to 10% of the budget. and this budget represents about 5.7%.

The budget is comprised of roughly $26 Billion in state funds, and $50 Billion in total funds.

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Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 155 91.7% Majority Vote
Nay 14 8.3%
Did not vote 0 0%
Excused 0 0%

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