With talk of a debt deal in Washington, state officials are breathing a sigh of relief. That’s because Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia doesn’t have the cash to pick up the slack on federally-funded programs such as Medicaid.
A much-discussed immigration overhaul is taking a back seat in Washington. Congress is busy considering its options in Syria and the debt ceiling debate returns. Some industry leaders and elected officials in Georgia fear a government shutdown will further delay the issue.
Georgia U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says despite the theatrics of meetings, “a deal is possible” out of the debt reduction talks going on in Washington. On Thursday afternoon, key lawmakers and President Barack Obama were to head back for a fifth day of debt-limit negotiations.
The auditorium at Douglass High in Atlanta was filled with an embarrassment of football talent Wednesday morning. The best high schoolers from the Atlanta Public Schools gathered to literally cap off their prep careers. The assembly line of athletes took the stage one-by-one, signed their letters of intent and put on a baseball cap with the logo of their future colleges, universities and academies.