The state House of Representatives voted 159-6 this morning to pass the mid-year adjustment to the fiscal 2008 state budget.
The supplemental budget included $332 million in additional funding to the $20.2 billion budget. The governor typically estimates revenues conservatively, resulting in additional tax money being available for the next legislative session.
Major new spending included $40 billion to help expand existing reservoirs and build new ones, some $53 million for the state's trauma care network, and a $30 million increase in equalization grants to school systems around the state.
The school funding was the major change from Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposed supplemental budget.
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The supplemental budget now goes to the Senate, and will require the governor's signature to become law.