Wed., April 6, 2011 2:14pm
A group of state Democrats says it has a plan to fully fund HOPE scholarship students returning this fall. But that proposal is getting a frosty reception from the Governor’s office.
Wed., March 30, 2011 9:06am
Georgia lawmakers want to amend the state constitution to prevent the Board of Regents from raising tuition more than the rate of inflation.
Wed., March 16, 2011 7:54am
Today is crossover day at the state Capitol. That’s when bills must pass either chamber or won’t have a chance to become law until next year. Most of the big issues have already made it across. Changing HOPE's college scholarship and pre-kindergarten funding, immigration reform and the 2012 budget are three major challenges lawmakers came to the Gold Dome to address,
Tue., March 15, 2011 1:33pm
Just three weeks after unveiling legislation to overhaul the state's cash-strapped HOPE scholarship, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the measure into law. The new Republican governor made fixing the landmark scholarship a centerpiece of his legislative agenda this session. The program had been set to go broke as lottery proceeds failed to keep pace with rising tuition and soaring college enrollment.
Fri., March 11, 2011 9:31am
The budget plan for Georgia's next fiscal year is ready for a House vote. Meanwhile, the bill to revamp and save the state's HOPE scholarship program has cleared both chambers of the Geneal Assembly, and is ready for Governor Nathan Deal's signature.
Thu., March 10, 2011 2:27pm
Changes to the HOPE scholarship program have cleared both chambers of the general assembly. The revisions mean most recipients will get 20 percent less funding this fall.
Wed., March 9, 2011 9:02am
Hot debate in the state Senate yielded passage of the bill to revamp the HOPE program. Other bills getting the green light in Wednesday's General Assembly session - legislation for clear-cutting of trees around billboards, and
Mon., March 7, 2011 12:19pm
Gov. Nathan Deal is revamping plans to cut the state's prekindergarten program back to half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers. Deal announced Monday that the program will remain a full day but the school year will be cut from 180 days to 160 days. He also will expand class sizes by two students each.
Fri., March 4, 2011 5:24pm
The Senate Higher Education Committee Friday approved an overhaul of the HOPE scholarship that will make cuts to the awards many Georgia college students receive. The panel voted 5-2 along party lines. Democrats said the bill was being railroaded and that the Republicans' proposal would probably only cover 80 percent of tuition costs because it's based on last years rates.
Fri., March 4, 2011 12:30pm
The Senate Higher Education Committee has approved an overhaul of the HOPE scholarship that will make cuts to the awards many Georgia college students receive.