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Fiscal Cliff for African Americans

African Americans are faced with two fiscal cliffs in this recovering financial environment. African Americans have decades of civil rights laws and federal anti-discriminating lending statutes and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) that should protect […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2012

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T-SPLOST Defeated

ATLANTA (WAOK)-After a David versus Goliath campaign, opponents of the transportation referendum known as T-SPLOST have defeated the measure by a huge margin. Supporters of the T-SPLOST had an $8 million budget and a host […]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2012

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

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Opinion: Nuns Tour To Protest Ryan Budget

A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.

06/21/2012

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Teachers Volunteer To Give Free Reading Classes Following Budget Cuts

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.

06/14/2012

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Budget Ax Hits Athens Effort To Control Feral Cats

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.

06/04/2012

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MARTA May Have Deep Cuts Ahead

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 […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2012

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Governor’s Budget Proposal Shows Modest Rise in Spending

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 […]

WAOK-AM–01/11/2012

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8 Georgia Campuses Could Merge Into 4

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 […]

WAOK-AM–01/06/2012

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MARTA Fares Increase

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 […]

WAOK-AM–09/21/2011

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