Senate overrides zero-based budgeting veto

The Georgia Senate voted unanimously this morning to override Gov. Sonny Perdue’s veto of SB 1, which would require the legislature used zero-base budgeting.

The Georgia House will have to take up the measure, where 120 votes are needed to override the veto. Considering the legislation passed last year with no opposition.

Zero-based budgeting brings a common sense approach to the state’s fiscal affairs by requiring state agencies to justify spending for programs. SB 1 mandates that appropriators review of a quarter of the budget once every four years.