Pledging continued fiscal restraint, Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law the state’s 2014 budget.
“We believe this is a budget that will maintain the fiscal conservatism that has been represented in the other budgets I’ve had the pleasure of signing,” said Deal.
The $19.9 billion budget includes an increase of $819 million, or 4.6 percent, compared to last year.
Most of the budget increase goes to keeping up with growing healthcare and education costs.
Deal said budget restraint would be key as the economy continues its modest recovery.