Thu., April 11, 2013 12:00pm
Tickets for midway rides at the Georgia National Fair in Perry will increase in the wake of state budget cuts. The board overseeing fair voted Wednesday to increase the price of tickets for midway rides.
Wed., March 6, 2013 10:02am
The Georgia General Assembly has approved a $19.3 billion midyear budget, including more money for schools and health care. It now awaits a signature from Gov. Nathan Deal.
Thu., August 9, 2012 7:38am
Georgia government doesn't save as much as many other states, while recent state spending increases outpaced the national average. Those are conclusions from a new nonpartisan analysis of all 50 states.
Fri., August 3, 2012 3:15pm
State agencies are weighing their reponses to another order to cut. Governor Nathan Deal is asking department heads to come up with another half-billion-dollars in reductions for next year's budget. The cuts are larger than last year's and represent the fifth straight year the Governor's office has asked for cuts.
Mon., July 16, 2012 9:00am
While the rest of state government eliminated 10,000 jobs during the Great Recession, the University System of Georgia added more than 5,000 employees. Some schools increased staff by as much as 45 percent while students faced larger increases in tuition and fees.
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.
Sat., November 27, 2010 6:00am
Georgia's farmers are starting to feel the effects of budget cuts at the state's agriculture extension service. Coastal Glynn County lost its agent this year because the county refused to pay a larger share of the agent's salary. Betty Ann Lewis represents a local farmer's group and she's now become the go-to person for all kinds of questions.
Thu., October 28, 2010 1:43pm
UGA Cooperative Extension offices have lost 23-percent of funding. Offices will see changes. New model based on 'tiers of service'.
Mon., March 8, 2010 2:05pm
Voices for Georgia's Children worries about budget cuts to state department
Thu., March 4, 2010 4:32pm
Georgia’s technical schools are also having to deal with cuts to state fund