In Tuesday night’s State of the Union address President Obama is expected to call for an increase in taxes for the wealthiest Americans. But Georgia senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue are proposing a Fair Tax Act.
President Barack Obama says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds, a vast expansion of existing early childhood education programs. He says that education has to start at the earliest possible age.
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.
President Obama's plan to freeze federal spending could have big budget implications in Georgia. The state is expected to spend about $11 billion of federal funds in the coming year. Most of it goes to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor and disabled. But about a billion also goes to education.