Perdue in Augusta: No new taxes to balance state budget

Gov. Sonny Perdue said there would be no tax increases in his 2010 budget.

 

Georgia's governor, visiting Augusta today to speak to a leadership group, also would not elaborate on potential cuts aimed to balance the state budget.

"I never give any heads up about those,” the governor said in a press conference following his remarks to Leadership Augusta. “I want to present a budget to the General Assembly that I can defend.”

Gov. Perdue said he could see some "revenue enhancements" regionally to benefit transportation, however, coming from the legislature.

"The Legislative may look to some ideas to allow local communities to enhance their ability to find projects on a regional basis," he explained.

In terms of a new baseball stadium in downtown Augusta on state-owned property, the governor said he would not stand in the way of the project if the mayor was able to gather local support for it.

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