The state’s supplemental budget became the first major bill Wednesday to sail all the way through the General Assembly this session. And it already has the Governor’s signature.

Georgia’s Senators gave unanimous approval (53-0) to the FY16 mid-year budget, which will carry the Georgia through June 30. The budget includes $1 billion in new state funds, with nearly $110 million going to public school districts. Another $20 million has been designated for the “Move On When Ready” dual enrollment initiative, and another $30 million will be used to fund the HOPE scholarships. According to the budget, $15 million has been added for grants to local school systems for broadband Internet connectivity. 

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