Governor’s Budget Proposals
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees met with Governor Deal on Tuesday to learn more about his budget recommendations. The FY 2019 budget proposal – which sets an overall revenue estimate of $26 billion while maintaining a per capita spending level comparable to our 2006 and 2007 budgets – prioritizes healthcare, education, and infrastructure investments.
FY 2019 budget highlights:
- $361.7 million for the Teachers Retirement System.
- $127.6 million for K-12 enrollment growth, training and experience.
- $30 million to assist low-wealth school systems.
- $54.3 million for resident instruction at University System institutions.
- $34.4 million for growth in the Dual Enrollment program.
- $255.9 million for Medicaid to fund growth and offset the loss of federal and other funds.
- $5.9 million for autism crisis services for children under 21.
- $22.9 million to implement recommendations from the Commission on Children’s Mental Health.
- $100 million in bond funds to repair and replace bridges throughout the state.