After party elections this weekend, 72 Georgians are headed to Charlotte this summer for the Democratic National Convention. They’re from each of the state’s congressional districts. The Georgia Republican Party had similar elections a week ago.
State Democratic Leaders want to re-instate an income cap on Georgia’s HOPE college scholarship program. Officials overseeing the HOPE scholarship say by 2016, the scholarship will cover less than half of the University of Georgia’s tuition and fees. They estimate the lottery would need $100 million more a year, starting this year, to avoid that scenario.