A stroke of the pen by Gov. Sonny Perdue means it’s full speed ahead now for the 5,000-square-foot expansion of the Commerce Public Library.
Perdue signed the $18.6 billion state budget last Wednesday, exercising his line-item only three times but not on the Commerce appropriation.
The $1.5 million in state money comes through the Board of Regents from the future sale of bonds. The cash will not be available until the bonds are sold. Meanwhile, there is a lot to be done locally.