Tue., March 27, 2012 1:23pm
Georgia lawmakers have approved a $39.5 billion budget plan for the coming financial year that earmarks roughly $100 million in last-minute money for infrastructure. House and Senate lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve the spending plan for the financial year starting in July. It now heads to Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.
Thu., October 27, 2011 2:39pm
The number of Bible classes offered in Georgia’s middle and high schools is drying-up. And there are particular reasons behind the steep drop-off since their introduction four years ago. One reason is money.
Tue., October 11, 2011 2:47pm
Millions of dollars in fees paid to the state aren’t going toward their intended purpose,according to a group advocating for local governments. Georgians pay fees on tires for landfill clean up and court fees for indigent defense. But Debra Nesbitt with the Association for County Commissioners of Georgia says the state has diverted millions of those dollars to fill state budget holes during the recession.
Fri., September 16, 2011 8:25am
The U.S. Postal Service could close about a dozen mail processing facilities in Georgia as part of a nationwide cost-cutting effort as it struggles with finances. The Georgia facilities are among 252 mail processing facilities across the nation that will be reviewed over the next three months for possible closing.
Mon., September 12, 2011 1:59pm
School systems are finding ways to fill a health care insurance hole. They found out about it after they’d completed their budgets for the year
Thu., September 8, 2011 2:56pm
Next year’s education budget is headed to the governor. Thursday, the State Board of Education shaved two percent from it, as mandated by Governor Deal. But one of school systems’ biggest financial challenge isn’t in the budget.
Wed., August 31, 2011 12:00pm
The department that funds Medicaid needs hundreds of millions of dollars to fill its budget this year and next. The shortfall is no surprise to budget writers.
Tue., August 9, 2011 2:55pm
State agency heads are going into the next budget cycle with another directive to cut. Governor Nathan Deal says, he wants most agencies to remove 2% of spending from budgets due to his office by September. This comes despite a 7% jump in July revenues over last year. Deal's directive exempts Medicaid, prisons and K-12 schools.
Wed., July 27, 2011 5:37pm
The superintendent of Baker County schools says he takes full responsibility for his system now under investigation for financial problems. Freddie Thompson says when he took over in January, the district was already in financial disarray. A local citizen group has questioned district spending in the face of poor student achievement. Baker County schools recently failed to make federal benchmarks of Annual Yearly Progress.
Wed., July 13, 2011 11:24am
Georgia's net revenue rose $87.5 million in June, or 6.2 percent, as compared to net revenues in June 2010. Governor Nathan Deal's office reports the finish to the fiscal year caps a year of improvement in which all 12 months showed positive growth in monthly net collections relative to FY 2010.