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.
Republican lawmakers want Georgia to join with other states to assert each state’s right to regulate its healthcare industry. Today they passed a measure that will allow the state to enter a compact with others.
Large businesses in Georgia are experiencing steep increases in health insurance premiums. This is according to Hewitt Associates, a consulting company that did a national survey of large businesses. It determined that in 2011 insurance premiums will be at their highest levels.