A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.
Earlier this month, funding issues caused Gwinnett County to cut 600 jobs after approximately $89 million was taken out of their operating budget, a drastic measure echoed in other counties throughout the state. Now, teachers at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville are rallying for the sake of education, and volunteering to give free reading classes to any interested young students this summer.
The latest victim of the budget ax hitting most state, county and local governments is a program in Clarke County that was intended to control the population of feral cats.
ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-There may be some dark days ahead for MARTA. General Manager Beverly Scott warned Monday that the transit agency needed to start preparing for deep service cuts in part because the state legislature failed […]
ATLANTA (AP)-New proposals from Governor Nathan Deal would provide a modest increase in state spending as Georgia continues recovering from one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. Deal released budget plans Wednesday that […]
ATLANTA (AP) – A state lawmaker says a University System of Georgia proposal would merge eight college campuses across the state into four to save money. Rep. Mark Hatfield, a Republican from Waycross, says the […]
Atlanta (WAOK)-MARTA fares rise from $2 to $2.50 beginning today. This is the second time in two years fares have gone up. MARTA last raised its regular fares in October 2009, from $1.75 to $2. It […]
ATLANTA (WAOK)- U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., says President Obama and Congress should work together to solve the nation’s debt crisis as soon as possible. Senator Isakson released a statement comparing this time to “the fourth quarter of […]
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Governor Nathan Deal says a trip to Washington has left him hopeful that Georgia can still secure federal funding this year to start deepening the Port of Savannah’s shipping channel in […]
ATLANTA (AP) The Georgia Legislature will continue talks about several issues this week before the session ends. Monday starts the last week for Georgia Lawmakers to finalize decisions. Lawmakers will seek to resolve matters such as Sunday […]