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DOT reports balanced budget
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ATLANTA - A Georgia Department of Transportation official says the DOT's budget is balanced for now, but faces an uncertain future.

DOT Treasurer Kate Pfirman told board members at their monthly meeting Wednesday that the state's budget from gas taxes balanced out exactly for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Pfirman said administrative costs were kept down with cuts to road maintenance and other areas, and that such cuts are unsustainable for more than a year or two.

But the situation is improved from last year, when DOT officials and state auditors told the board they were overspent.

The auditor's report said that DOT had kept records so badly that it didn't know it had overspent by $2.2 billion in the fiscal year ending June 2007.

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