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Statement of Governor Sonny Perdue Regarding Budget Agreement

Friday, March 19, 2004  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


Atlanta - Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding an agreement reached late this afternoon by House and Senate conferees on the FY04 supplemental budget:

"I am pleased that the House and Senate budget conferees have come to a preliminary agreement on the supplemental budget for 2004.

"While the details are worked out, I am directing the Department of Human Resources to release $57 million in Medicaid pre-payment funds to the Department of Community Health to begin processing Medicaid payments immediately."