Tue., March 15, 2011 3:54pm
Tomorrow 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.
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.
Tue., March 8, 2011 6:44pm
After four hours of debate, the Georgia Senate Tuesday evening passed a bill dramatically overhauling the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship program. The bill is part of Gov. Nathan Deal's plan to keep lottery programs like HOPE and pre-kindergarten from going broke. It passed 35-20.
Tue., March 1, 2011 5:28pm
The state House passed a bill Tuesday that would overhaul Georgia's HOPE scholarship. It includes an amendment that requires a new minimum grade point average for students to keep the full HOPE scholarship while in college.
Mon., February 28, 2011 2:26pm
Senate Democrats say the Republican plan to fix the HOPE scholarship and Pre-K program is being rushed.
Mon., February 28, 2011 1:00pm
Albany Representative Ed Rynders introduced a proposed constitutional amendment late last week to limit tuition increases at Georgia universities to the rate of inflation. He said it will help keep college affordable, especially for students who could lose some of their HOPE scholarship under a proposed restructuring.
Thu., February 17, 2011 5:59pm
State lottery sales can no longer keep up with demand for the HOPE scholarship. Lawmakers plan to introduce legislation on Tuesday to remedy Hope's depleting funds.
Fri., February 11, 2011 5:01pm
State Rep. Ed Rynders of Albany wants voters to amend the state constitution so tuition increases at state universities cannot exceed the rate of inflation. He said controlling the cost of tuition is key to saving the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship program, which is running out of money.
Tue., January 25, 2011 7:12pm
Lawmakers have started the discussion on how to change the HOPE scholarship program so it won’t go broke next year.
Tue., January 25, 2011 3:45pm
Parents and students of private, charter and virtual schools came together on the steps of the capitol to advocate for more choice in education.