Gov. Brian Kemp is asking the General Assembly to approve a record $30.2 billon state budget heavy with new spending on schools, health care and public safety.

The fiscal 2023 budget, which takes effect in July, takes advantage of a huge revenue surplus driven by higher-than-expected state tax collections. The timing is fortuitous for Kemp, who is running for reelection this year facing both Republican primary and general election opposition.

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Allyana Ziolko

Since Gov. Kemp shut his eyes at the onset of Covid, he's having to pump us for more money to pay for the unvaccinated now crying for help.

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