Perdue to address General Assembly this morning

ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue will address a joint session of the Georgia House and Senate at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Perdue is expected to talk about the state's growing budget crisis. There is an expected $2 billiion or more shortfall in the state's $21.5 billion fiscal 2009-10 budget,

Perdue will present the fiscal 2010-11 budget, which must be approved by the General Assembly before going into affect on July 1, today. The revenue shortfall is expected to be worse next year.

For more details on Perdue's speech and the reaction from Columbus-area lawmakers, check back www.ledger-enquirer.com throughout the day.