As lawmakers in Washington continue to negotiate over the federal budget, Governor Nathan Deal has ordered his staff to come up with a plan in the event of deep spending cuts. Many federal dollars are at stake for Georgia.
Agriculture and hospitality industry officials told state Senators Wednesday that the new immigration bill continues to hurt Georgia companies. One official said some businesses are beginning to avoid hiring people with ethnic last names.
A Pew Research Center study shows the wealth gap between whites and minority residents in the U.S. widened sharply during the Recession. The finding is especially notable in Georgia, where the minority population is large and growing.
A number of counties statewide have made, or are considering, significant hikes in property taxes to make up budget deficits. It’s become a last ditch option for local governments that have already cut spending to the bone.
Congress did not extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration Friday.
Passengers at Georgia airports won’t see delays or flight cancellations this weekend. But travelers could save some money.