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07 January 2011

Allison Pre-Files Zero-Based Budgeting Act

A bill that would require state government agencies to start from scratch every year and justify every penny spent is making another appearance in the Georgia General Assembly.

State Representative Stephen Allison (R - Blairsville) pre-filed legislation Thursday to re-introduce the zero-based budgeting act. Allison's bill is also known as H.B. 33.

During the 2010 legislative session, the Georgia House and Senate passed a similar bill, Senate Bill 1, without a single dissenting vote. Gov. Perdue, however, vetoed the legislation.

Governor-elect Deal indicated that he was a proponent of zero-based budgeting in an interview with the Savannah Morning News last July. [Peterson, Larry (2010-7-3). Nathan Deal says he has the right stuff to be governor. Savannah Morning News. Retrieved on 2011-1-7.].

c/p Georgia Legislative Watch