Sat., April 30, 2011 11:37am
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that President Obama approved a federal disaster declaration for 16 counties devastated by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding on April 27-28. The storms killed 15 people and hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged.
Thu., April 28, 2011 7:23pm
Gov. Nathan Deal says he has spoken to President Barack Obama and has been assured that federal aid will flow to tornado-ravaged counties in Georgia. The Republican governor spoke to reporters Thursday at a state command post in Atlanta after touring some of the hardest-hit parts of the state. He said the Democratic president had promised to do all he could to help Georgia recover.
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., October 7, 2010 3:55pm
Three Georgia students are recipients of a scholarship sponsered by President Obama. It's being funded by money he recieved from winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Thu., September 9, 2010 3:23pm
Georgia transportation officials say their share of current federal stimulus money is not enough to reach all of the work that’s needed statewide. But there’s hope that President Obama’s new $50 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s transportation grid could change that.
Mon., September 6, 2010 3:28pm
Roy Barnes says the new federal health reform law backed by fellow Democrats could be "financially devastating" for
Mon., August 2, 2010 8:01am
In an Atlanta speech, President Barack Obama says America's combat role in Iraq will end Aug. 31 "as promised and on schedule."