Georgia budget chief apologizes to lawmakers on information

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's budget director is apologizing to top House budget writers. Office of Planning and Budget Director Kelly Farr was answering criticism Tuesday that Kemp's administration hasn't been forthcoming with Georgia lawmakers about his spending plans. The Kemp administration argues it has been careful with cuts, saying services won't be hit hard by reductions. House Speaker David Ralston called a timeout in the session for House budget writers to come to conclusions on amending the current year's spending plan. The Republican Kemp ordered more than $200 million in reductions.

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