Gov. Perdue vetoed SB 13, a measure to help close next year’s budget gap by hundreds of millions of dollars, under the guise of protecting “economic development” funds. That, of course, was code word for wanting to insulate her crony capitalist fiefdom from more urgent state spending priorities.
In response, the Senate filed SB 109 which would amount to same savings total, but leave the entirety of the spending reductions up to the discretion of Perdue. This bill was approved by the House yesterday, which means it is up to Perdue to sign into law or veto.
If she does sign the bill, it will be interesting to see where Perdue finds the savings and