Tue., February 7, 2012 4:39pm
A new report from a non-partisan think-tank recommends overhauling how the state uses lottery funds to pay for pre-kindergarten and college scholarships. But Gov. Nathan Deal says many of the ideas are non-starters.
Wed., January 25, 2012 9:52pm
State lawmakers are split over how to fix the HOPE college scholarship’s finances, with some pushing an income cap. By 2016, officials project the award will cover less than half of the University of Georgia’s tuition and fees.
Thu., October 27, 2011 3:46pm
Georgia could generate about $1 billion a year by legalizing three casinos. That's the conclusion of a report the Georgia lottery quietly gave Governor Nathan Deal last week. The lottery's board paid for the study. It looked at how much Georgia stood to gain by licensing casinos in Atlanta, Savannah and Jekyll Island.
Sat., July 16, 2011 8:30am
Georgia Lottery officials say sales have exceeded $3.5 billion for the fourth year in a row. Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco said despite a tough economy, the lottery only experienced about a 1 percent dip in sales.
Thu., June 30, 2011 1:36pm
The Georgia Lottery Corporation anticipates a $30 to 40 million dollar revenue drop from last year, but its affect on education won’t be known for another two weeks. Last year's lottery yielded lower revenues as well, but provided additional funds than the year prior.
Sat., June 4, 2011 7:37am
Let's try that again. Georgia Lottery officials announced a do-over of Friday’s midday Cash 4 drawing after a ball machine malfunctioned during the live drawing.
Fri., February 25, 2011 3:59pm
A proposal to expand casino-like video lottery terminals to help fund the HOPE Scholarship program appears to be dead. When Governor Nathan Deal unveiled his own plan to fix HOPE this week, he rejected expanding gambling. And that pleased officials on Jekyll Island, where Republican State Representative Ron Stephens of Savannah proposed putting terminals.
Wed., February 23, 2011 5:15pm
Some Georgia college students are uneasy about proposed changes to the financially struggling HOPE Scholarship program. If passed, the changes would grant full scholarships only to Georgia’s top students.
Tue., February 22, 2011 8:52am
Governor Nathan Deal wants top-performing Georgia high school students to receive free tuition at public colleges. Deal on Tuesday outlined sweeping changes he is proposing to the state's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship, which is struggling financially.
Tue., October 5, 2010 5:58pm
Two of Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates say that the State’s Pre-K program is more important than the Hope Scholarship. Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes spoke to a group of early childhood advocates in Atlanta Tuesday.