April 23, 2014

Georgia Governor Sets Aside $4.3 Million For State Archives

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From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Gov. Nathan Deal has taken the first step toward his pledge to keep the Georgia Archives open, setting aside $4.3 million for it in next year’s proposed budget.

The proposal would also fund 10 positions to the Morrow institution, which lost five employees last fall to layoffs.

Many more steps, however, remain. Supporters are pushing for an additional $1.5 million to expand public access to the state’s important and historical records dating to at least 1733, saying the additional money would reopen the archives from two to five days a week.

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