ATLANTA - In the nationwide fight to strengthen housing finance authorities, Georgia's governor is out in front.

Gov. Zell Miller persuaded lawmakers last year to amend the charter of the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority so it could sell industrial development bonds. He went further early this year, trying to pass legislation that would allow the agency to establish a bond bank and take over the state's hospital finance authority. He has vowed to try again in 1993, and officials at the housing authority are counting on eventual success.

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