Perdue meets with Obama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's Sonny Perdue was among the nation's
governors who met with Democratic President-elect Barack Obama to
talk about the budget woes states are facing.

The meeting Tuesday was part of National Governors Association
gathering in Philadelphia.

Perdue's spokesman Bert Brantley said the Republican governor
was impressed with the bipartisan tone of the meeting.

He called it a "productive policy-based discussion."

Georgia is one of a number of states facing a shortfall and is making cuts to the state budget to make ends meet.

Obama said Tuesday he wants the governors' advice in designing
an economic recovery package to help their states hit hard by the
current recession.

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