Sources say that Governor Sonny Perdue is expected to make a major tourism announcement sometime this afternoon in downtown Atlanta. The governor has come under fire for his GO FISH GEORGIA Program which has not suffered from the budget cuts that other state programs have seen over the past several months. Perdue considers the fishing program to be his signature tourism initiative.
Currently the state is suffering from a $1.8 Billion shortfall. Many state agencies have seen their budgets cut as much as 12%.