Bringing HOPE back to Georgia students
February 21, 2014
Earlier this week, State Senator Jason Carter outlined a series of reform proposals that would ultimately help restore HOPE scholarships, provide additional assistance for those seeking education degrees and restore funding for National Board Certified teachers.
The biggest of those proposals:...
Georgia cuts its way to crisis
January 30, 2014
Without a doubt, the events of the last few days have been marked by failure -- failure to prepare, failure to coordinate and failure to lead.
Mayor Reed has faced one round of criticism after the next in the national media, and today, Governor Deal finally apologized for the state’s delayed...
Lawmaker: My position on Medicaid expansion two days ago 'unthinkable' today
January 23, 2014
State Rep. Sharon Cooper has had a change of heart.
On Tuesday, we told you that Cooper, a conservative Republican lawmaker from Marietta and chair of the powerful House Health and Human Services Committee, believed that some rural hospitals needed to close, rather than receive badly-needed funding...
Georgia lawmaker: “Some rural hospitals need to close”
January 21, 2014
We’ve already heard a lot of election-year pandering from conservative politicians in Atlanta. Last week, Gov. Deal offered some talk of bailout assistance to rural hospitals who are gasping to survive thanks to the governor’s stubborn, partisan refusal to expand Medicaid. Savvy politicians like...