BRADENTON, Fla. — The Georgia General Assembly ended its annual session last Thursday after passing a $38.5 billion budget for fiscal 2011 representing a $100 million increase over the current budget.

The spending plan, which takes effect July 1, also includes authorizations for the sale of $870.1 million of general obligation bonds for various programs. In his last budget recommendation, Gov. Sonny Perdue had proposed $900 million in debt issuance.

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