KW - Remember, when you say "The state of Georgia", you're talking about "The rich people in Georgia". They have the access and the control - not the people. So them spending the people's money on something that helps them cement their control makes PERFECT SENSE.
Remember the goal of all human beings that this country is founded on - self interest.
If the people who control the government can spend someone else's money to advance their own self interest, they always will - and the evidence is right here.