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In 2022, Senate lawmakers examined how the state funds public schools through a new study committee, which was created by legislation authored by Sen. Mike Dugan (R-Carrollton). Other members of the committee included:

  • Sen. Blake Tillery (R-Valdosta), chairman of the Appropriations Committee, which leads the development of the state budget for the Senate

  • Sen. Chuck Payne (R-Dalton), chair of the Education and Youth committee

  • Sen. Lindsey Tippins (R-Marietta), chair of the education subcommittee of the Appropriations committee

  • Sen. Nan Orrock, (D-Atlanta), member of the Appropriations committee

  • Sen. Billy Hickman (R-Statesboro), ex officio member

Senate Study Committee to Review Education Funding Mechanisms

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