Tue., December 13, 2011 3:15pm
Gov. Nathan Deal is working on a plan for a need-based scholarship program that would start with middle school students in hopes of encouraging them to finish high school and enroll in college.
Tue., November 15, 2011 3:44pm
The nation's top transportation official is promising to call a meeting on the Savannah harbor deepening project. What Georgia officials really want, however, is Congressional funds. The state is seeking about $400 million in federal funds to deepen Savannah's harbor. That money has become hard to come by since the Recession.
Mon., September 26, 2011 3:53pm
Some local governments are issuing moratoriums on on so-called "sweepstakes centers." The centers call themselves "internet cafes" and offer prizes for games. Law enforcement officials call them "stealth casinos." The coastal City of St. Marys passed a local ordinance limiting them.
Mon., August 29, 2011 5:45pm
Georgia wants millions in federal dollars to deepen Savannah harbor. Georgia officials believe the project that has significance not just for the state, but for the whole nation. But other states want the money, too. Right now, however, the nation has no national strategy for determining where taxpayer dollars would be best spent.
Tue., August 23, 2011 5:37pm
The Senate has unanimously voted to keep in place a freeze on Georgia's gas tax. Senate lawmakers voted 50-0 to support the suspension, which took effect July 1. Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order in June halting an automatic increase linked to rising fuel prices, but lawmakers needed to sign off on the action.
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., August 4, 2011 3:04pm
Georgia’s public colleges and universities will spend the next year finding new ways to raise the number of students who graduate on time. That effort is part of a new plan announced Thursday morning by Governor Nathan Deal. The governor said the goal is to help prepare for a future in which 60 percent of jobs require post-secondary degrees.
Fri., July 15, 2011 12:03pm
The governor was scheduled to announce Georgia's new license plate on Friday. Voting for the new plate will reopen Monday, with eight different designs to choose from. Controversy arose over the contest's rules and use of certain phrase.
Sat., June 25, 2011 7:10am
Gov. Nathan Deal has frozen Georgia's gas tax, preventing a tax hike that would have kicked in July 1. Deal signed an executive order freezing the gas tax at current levels. Aides say it will save motorists an estimated $40 million in taxes.
Fri., June 17, 2011 3:41pm
Gov. Nathan Deal told elected school board members at their annual conference that he expects them to get along. Five boards statewide face a July deadline to regain full status from an accrediting agency. They're in trouble for governance issues. Deal says, they must work together or face serious consequences.