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.
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.
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.
A Georgia Lottery spokeswoman says a Powerball ticket worth $116 million is still unclaimed. Lottery spokeswoman Kimberly Starks said Monday the winning ticket was sold at Heby's Shell on Floyd Road in Mableton.
A committee meeting of state lawmakers Monday sounded the alarm on evaporating funding for Georgia’s HOPE scholarship. One lawmaker says “the days are gone” where lottery proceeds can match money spent on HOPE.