More than 200,000 teachers and state employees may see their biggest cost-of-living raises since the Great Recession and construction crews could be working overtime to keep up with the spending Georgia lawmakers approve this year as the state budget hits record levels.

With tax collections up and new fuel and hotel levies bringing a fresh windfall, Gov. Nathan Deal’s spending plan for the upcoming year could easily top $23 billion.

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