Georgia Public Broadcasting faces funding cut

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GPB's studios.

Georgia legislators have agreed to reduce funding for Georgia Public Broadcasting by more than 8% in the upcoming fiscal year. 

The legislature passed its fiscal year 2024 budget Wednesday, which includes a $12.9 million appropriation for GPB, down from $14.1 million for the current fiscal year. 

The funding cut is about 3% of GPB’s FY22 revenue, according to an audit

“GPB is thankful for the current and past monetary support we’ve received from the state,” a GPB spokesperson told Current in an email. “We have not considered specific cuts, and as we plan for FY24, we will look toward increasing other funding sources, including donors and corporate support.”

The final reduction doesn’t go as far as the roughly $10.7 million appropriation proposed by the Georgia Senate.  

The budget awaits the signature of Gov. Brian Kemp, who recommended a slight increase in GPB’s budget. 

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