Fri., April 1, 2011 4:20pm
Georgia leads the nation in the growth of women-owned businsses. That's the conclusion of a new report commissioned by American Express, looking at the past 14 years. The study uses Census data and figures Georgia has nearly 300,000 women-owned businesses, or 97% more than in 1997.
Tue., March 1, 2011 5:44pm
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says, he doubts the state would be able to opt-out of the federal health care law early. Some Georgia health care advocates agree, saying the provision was aimed at states like Vermont that already have near-universal coverage. A spokeswoman for Governor Nathan Deal, however, welcomed the flexibility and promised a plan.
Wed., February 16, 2011 4:52pm
The Obama administration has restored funding to a Georgia-based anti-terrorism unit. US Coast Guard officials proposed eliminating the Maritime Safety and Security Team in St. Marys as part of a nationwide force reduction. Local officials believe the effort to restore funding was successful because it also involved other communities.
Mon., February 14, 2011 12:50pm
President Obama's budget released this morning includes about $600,000 for the engineering phase of the Savannah harbor deepening. But that's only a fraction of the millions of dollars that state officials were seeking. State officials consider it the most important economic development project.
Wed., January 26, 2011 5:19pm
President Obama's plan to freeze federal spending could have big budget implications in Georgia. The state is expected to spend about $11 billion of federal funds in the coming year. Most of it goes to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor and disabled. But about a billion also goes to education.
Thu., December 16, 2010 7:17pm
In Georgia and other southeastern states, poor minorities are more likely than other groups to live near toxic waste sites and other pollution sources. To learn more about the Obama Administration’s efforts to address environmental justice in Georgia, Rickey Bevington spoke to Ignacia Morena.
Wed., December 1, 2010 5:43pm
Georgia environmental groups are praising a decision by the Obama administration to reverse itself on offshore oil. Back in March, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the administration would open up the East Coast to offshore drilling. Now -- after the Gulf oil spill -- Salazar says, the administration will NOT persue Atlantic oil.
Tue., November 9, 2010 6:00pm
Savannah-Chatham County school officials say, they expect some push-back because of new school reform ideas being considered as part of the federal Race to the Top program. Under that program, the public schools in Chatham County would get about $13 to turn-around under-performing schools and get students up to their reading levels. But the aim is to change public education. And that could ruffle some feathers.
Fri., August 13, 2010 12:22pm
Georgia's newly minted Republican gubernatorial nominee Nathan Deal called White House comments on ethics allegations against him "unusual."
Thu., August 12, 2010 4:25pm
Georgia will receive $127 million from the federal government to aid jobless homeowners. The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it will send $2 billion to the states with the worst job markets. Georgia is one of 17 eligible states whose unemployment rates have topped the national average for a year.