Top Georgia Lottery executives received large payouts and raises despite a law mean to curb bonuses. More than $260,000 worth of "incentive pay" went to top staffers in 2011. Lawmakers that year passed legislation to curtail bonuses for Lottery executives.
Nearly 1,100 Georgia preschool teachers are getting an extra few hundred dollars this week. The checks are worth between $250 and $1,250 for early childhood educators who have furthered their education by earning a new certificate or a new degree.
Five company officials shared about $500,000 in bonuses after laying off workers and cutting salaries at the troubled resort company, one of Glynn County's largest private employers. Shortly after they took the bonuses, Sea Island declared bankruptcy.