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Under the Golden Dome - 2011 Georgia Legislature
Local lawmakers focus on budget
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Rep. Butch Parrish
Returning members of the area's legislative delegation won't know for sure what's on the new governor's mind until later this week, but they're sure that the budget -- with the likelihood of further cuts to state agencies and education -- will be an overriding concern this session. Nathan Deal, who has roots in the Statesboro area, will be sworn in Monday as Georgia's 82nd governor and the second consecutive Republican to hold the office. The General Assembly will convene the same day, with Bulloch and neighboring counties represented entirely by Republicans.
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