Fri., January 25, 2013 5:00pm
Georgia’s top education official says the state’s schools are improving by every national standard. State school superintendent John Barge told policy makers Friday that’s because education and business officials are doing a better job of working together.
Mon., January 21, 2013 8:22am
The number of low-income working families in Georgia has grown, even as the economy starts to improve. A study by the Working Poor Families Project finds Georgia doing worse than other states.
Tue., November 20, 2012 4:01pm
Georgia fell far in the so-called Great Recession that began in 2007 – so far that poor and middle-class Georgians are seeing income and wealth at the same levels as the early 1990s, according to a new analysis from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
Mon., May 21, 2012 4:40pm
Georgia’s budget cuts to education will hinder the state’s ability to reach college graduation targets and attract high-paying jobs. That’s according to a new study that says the state is underfunding K-12 education by about $1 billion each year.
Mon., May 21, 2012 5:00am
Any Georgian who’s laid off from work after July 1 will receive fewer weeks of unemployment benefits. The change is part of a new law passed this year by state lawmakers. Labor department officials say it will help the state repay a $700 million federal loan in two years, rather than six.
Tue., September 13, 2011 3:04pm
People who receive government-subsidized health care could deal with higher co-payments this fall. It's an effort to save the state millions of dollars. The proposal would raise co-payments for Medicaid and for the first time require co-payments for Peachcare services.
Wed., August 24, 2011 5:20pm
Dwindling jobs and the lingering economic slowdown have led to a big jump in the number of Georgians on food stamps. US Agriculture Department officials say, there are now 1.8 million people receiving food stamps in the state, a 42% rise from two years ago. Those numbers leave out people eligible for but not using the benefit.
Tue., August 9, 2011 2:55pm
State agency heads are going into the next budget cycle with another directive to cut. Governor Nathan Deal says, he wants most agencies to remove 2% of spending from budgets due to his office by September. This comes despite a 7% jump in July revenues over last year. Deal's directive exempts Medicaid, prisons and K-12 schools.
Thu., May 12, 2011 1:33pm
Georgia could round out this fiscal year with a surplus. April’s 2.6 percent revenue spike is the tenth consecutive month of growth. House Appropriations Chair Terry England says any extra money will go straight to the state’s reserve fund.
Tue., April 26, 2011 1:45pm
People that make music in Georgia want their own tax breaks. They’ve put out a study to drum up support for them.