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Ga. House, Senate Leaders Begin Sorting Through Budget Cuts Proposed By State Agencies

Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter James Salzer spoke with "Morning Edition" host Lisa Rayam about the budget cut process.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter James Salzer spoke with "Morning Edition" host Lisa Rayam about the budget cut process.
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Georgia House and Senate leaders are scheduled to meet Thursday to begin sorting through budget cuts proposed by all state agencies.

Gov. Brian Kemp ordered them to find ways to cut 4% from this year’s fiscal budget and 6% from next year’s.

Why?

It’s likely to free up money for the promised pay raise for teachers. But the sudden plan of action has some scratching their heads.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter James Salzer stopped by “Morning Edition” and spoke to host Lisa Rayam. He says the process is far from normal.