The second-to-the-last day of the 2014 state legislative session kicked off with protests in the Senate gallery over Georgia’s decision not to expand Medicaid. The disruption was part of a rolling series of civil disobedience acts to urge lawmakers not to pass a bill that would bar a sitting governor from adding enrollees to Medicaid.
The Savannah-Chatham County school board could start outsourcing support services in an effort to cut costs. School officials are considering hiring a private company to cover everything from custodians to nurses. School officials say, one option is replacing registered nurses with lower-paid licensed practical nurses.
A private contractor begins maintenance work Friday for the state’s Department of Transportation on Interstate-95 along Georgia’s coast. It’s the first project of what might be several more to come, in a plan to save the agency money.