Thursday, June 11, 2009

Grant sees special session coming

I just got off the phone with state Senator Johnny Grant, R-Milledgeville, who told me that news of a 14.4 percent revenue decrease in May--bringing the year-to-date total for 2009 as compared to 2008 down by 10 percent--makes the specter of a special legislative session to consider the state budget almost palpable.
Grant said the Governor will probably take in the June and July revenue figures before making a final decision.
"We hope and pray that the economy will turn around because it is becoming a dire circumstance for the state, same as the world, same as the local economy," Grant said.
Maybe Sonny could hold another prayer conference and get these revenue levels back up. If it were to work anywhere as well as the prayer conference for the drought, whoever takes office in 2010 could be looking at rebuilding the state's diminishing rainy day fund.

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