About 8,000 Georgians with new disabilities have been unable to receive training needed to get a job. Georgia's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency has been experiencing severe budget cuts since October. Now the programs require the newly disabled to go on a waiting list to receive the training they need to match their skills with jobs.
The state soon will be mailing Georgia's low income kids and children in foster care a book a month from the day they're born until their fifth birthday. The Human Services Department brokered a deal with a literacy group, the Ferst Foundation. It'll cost the state about $1.4 million a year, according to preliminary estimates.