Update on Governor Deal’s funding FY2015 funding requests for the Georgia Archives, from GeorgiaArchivesMatters:
“Gov. Nathan Deal recently released his budget requests for Fiscal Year 2015
The governor requested an increase of $476,041 for operating the Archives. The sum includes $460,000 to allow the Archives to open to the public five days a week and to hire six additional employees. The remaining funds would be used for adjustments to employees’ retirement, insurance and salaries.
In addition, the governor recommended an expenditure of $957,910 for maintenance of the Archives building.
The budget still must go through the legislative process, which generally does not end until near the end of the session.
Contact your legislators at least once during this session, just to let them know we are still watching. Thank the lawmakers, Gov. Deal and the Board of Regents for their support. They will be watching, too. Now that the Archives will be open five days a week, it is important that researchers use the facility we all have worked so hard to save.”
For details on the Governor’s request, see pages 69-70 of http://www.house.ga.gov/budget/Documents/2015_FiscalYear/FY_2015_Tracking_Govs_Rec.pdf.