It is the second week of the Georgia General Assembly and that means budget talks are underway. This year talks could get more intense as lawmakers look for ways to trim the budget and meet the challenge by Governor Brian Kemp to cut spending by 4 percent this fiscal year and another 6 percent in fiscal year 2021.

Kemp kicked off the week-long hearing schedule Tuesday by introducing his proposed FY21 budget of $28.1 billion during a joint meeting of the state House and Senate Appropriations committees. 

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