Senate leaders are expected to get dozens of ideas for saving billions of dollars from a group of business leaders assembled to bring fresh ideas to Georgia’s fiscal crisis.

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle announced in January the creation of a seven-member Budget Task Force in January that was tasked with looking at how to further slash the state’s budget without drastic cuts to essential services or raising taxes.

Most of the recommendations, which will be submitted on Tuesday, are focused on long-term budget solutions, though some of the recommendations will bring immediate cost savings. Others may take between two and five years to fully implement.

According to the task force, the recommendations would amount to more than $3 billion if they are fully implemented.

 

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