National healthcare organization Families USA estimated Tuesday that 803,000 Georgians will be eligible for healthcare tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The federal government will offer insurance premiums help to low and middle income families and individuals. According to Families USA, an individual who makes less than $45,960 per year will qualify.
US Army Under Secretary Joseph Westfal became the latest Obama administration official to voice support for a plan to deepen the port of Savannah yesterday. Westfal toured the port on a two-day trip to the the Georgia coast.
Chancellor Hank Huckaby, head of the University System of Georgia, had planned to discuss a controversial policy on undocumented students attending state colleges, but decided against it because of a newly-filed lawsuit on the issue.
Mandatory spending cuts will hit many federal programs beginning Friday unless President Barack Obama and Congress avoid the so-called sequester. But Georgia officials say the effects here are not immediately clear.
President Barack Obama will travel to two Southern states after his State of the Union address on Tuesday. It's a tradition for presidents to launch a post-speech tour to pitch their proposals to the public.
The nation re-elected President Barack Obama Tuesday for a second term in the White House. He told supporters that they deserve credit for his re-election victory. Obama tweeted, "This happened because of you. Thank you." Obama claimed the election with wins in Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Colorado and Virginia. Georgians, however, voted overwhelmingly for Romney to hand him the state's 16 electoral votes.
A spokesman for US Congressman John Barrow says, the Democrat is endorsing the "top of his party's ticket" for President. Avoiding the name Barack Obama, the tepid endorsement comes as Republicans try to oust the four-term incumbent by tying him in television ads to the Democratic administration. That might be a tough job since Barrow actually opposes Obama on critical issues.
President Barack Obama is in Atlanta for a fundraiser. Air Force One touched down around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Obama is scheduled to attend an event at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel downtown at 1:25 p.m.
Tuesday is the deadline for public comments in a plan to deepen Savannah's harbor from 42 to 47 feet. Supporters and opponents of the project have been picking over the massive proposal and have different conclusions for federal officials who'll make a final yes-or-no decision later this year. The US Army Corps of Engineers spent 14 years studying plans to deepen the Savannah harbor.