BRADENTON, Fla. - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue yesterday became one of few Southeastern governors to offer a bond package as part of his fiscal 2010 budget recommendations - a $1.2 billion plan focusing on capital projects to create jobs that would increase the state's debt issuance 20% over the current year.

But like some of his colleagues in the region, Perdue also recommended dipping into state reserves and increasing some fees to help offset declining revenue now projected to be $2.2 billion less than anticipated in the current fiscal year.

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