Republican Governor Sonny Perdue vetoed specific parts of the state budget that was passed by the General Assembly on Thursday, one of which would have provided money for railway expansion from Lyerly to Coosa. The budget provided $2 Million in bonds which would have helped construct the rail way from Chattooga to Floyd County. According to Perdue
Financing for these rail projects should not be considered until processes for project selection have been reviewed and adequate justification is made for continued state investment. Perdue further cited limitations on additional debt contained in the state’s debt management plan as reasons to veto the spending.