Mon., January 21, 2013 8:22am
The number of low-income working families in Georgia has grown, even as the economy starts to improve. A study by the Working Poor Families Project finds Georgia doing worse than other states.
Tue., November 20, 2012 4:01pm
Georgia fell far in the so-called Great Recession that began in 2007 – so far that poor and middle-class Georgians are seeing income and wealth at the same levels as the early 1990s, according to a new analysis from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
Wed., September 19, 2012 2:30pm
Georgia ranks 44th in the nation when it comes to the percentage of residents with health insurance. More than a quarter of all Georgians between the ages of 18 and 64 are left uninsured .
Fri., August 3, 2012 1:00pm
Gov. Nathan Deal is asking state agencies to find another $553 million in reductions through June 2014. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that about half of that would come from higher education and from public health — $108 million from the University System of Georgia and $170 million from the Department of Community Health — while most k-12 school funding is exempt.
Thu., June 7, 2012 1:53pm
Public sector employees account for 16 percent of all Georgia jobs. State and local governments have trimmed payrolls by about 8,000, or 5 percent, since the recession.
Thu., May 17, 2012 3:06pm
A new analysis by credit counseling group CredAbility found Georgians are still struggling with high unemployment and low home values, and only people in Nevada feel more stretched financially than we do.
Thu., January 12, 2012 11:07am
About 1.9 million homes entered the foreclosure process in 2011, the lowest level since 2007 when the recession began, according to a report Thursday by the foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. The listing firm anticipates that 2012's foreclosure rate will be higher than last year's, but will remain below the peak of 2010.
Thu., November 10, 2011 4:13pm
Credit agency TransUnion listed Georgia with the ninth highest 60-day mortgage loan delinquency rate in the nation.
Wed., October 12, 2011 4:18pm
Federal banking regulators are telling The Savannah Bank it needs to reduce its troubled assets. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has given the bank its lightest possible action, letting bank officials dictate their own terms for reducing delinquent loans and reposessions. The move speaks to how far Georgia banks have to recover from the Great Recession.
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.