Georgia still has the nation’s highest jobless rate

Once again, Mississippi officials can say, ‘Thank God for Georgia’ . . .

Tags: Georgia , nation's highest jobless rate , unemployment

Interim presidents named for Ga. Southwestern, Dalton State

Chancellor Hank Huckaby appoints interim presidents for Georgia Southwestern and Dalton State College . . .

Tags: Charles Patterson , Dalton State College , Georgia Southwestern , Hank Huckaby , Margaret Venable

Georgia may move to an appointed state school superintendent

Rep. Mike Dudgeon will propose a constitutional amendment that would make the state school superintendent an appointed rather than an elected position . . .

Tags: appointed position , constitutional amendment , Mike Dudgeon , Richard Woods , state school superintendent

Political Notes – Legislative leaders look very familiar

The legislative caucuses elect familiar leadership slates for the next session; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed snipes at Democratic Party Chairman DuBose Porter . . .

Tags: dubose porter , Georgia Democratic Party , Invest Atlanta , Kasim Reed , legislative caucus leaders

Obama issues order on immigration, draws wrath of GOP

President Obama announces his plan to sign executive orders shielding as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation; Republicans react with anger . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , David Perdue , deportation , Doug Collins , executive orders , immigration , John Lewis , Kasim Reed

Lawmakers may have to ‘redesign the health system from scratch’

A study committee looking at the financial crisis of rural hospitals doesn’t seem to be much closer to identifying a solution . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , David Lucas , financial crisis , Jimmy Lewis , rural hospitals , Terry England

Study panel supports Common Core standards

A special study committee recommends that Georgia keep the Common Core standards in place for public schools . . .

Tags: Brooks Coleman , Carl Rogers , Common Core standards , David Ralston , Helen Rice , Rick Jasperse , Robert Avossa

Political Notes – Porter says he’ll run again for Democratic Party chairman

DuBose Porter says he will run for a full term as chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party; a legislative committee is appointed to draw the maps of new DeKalb cities . . .

Tags: Amy Carter , DeKalb cities , dubose porter , Georgia Democratic Party , Kasim Reed

State jobless rate eased off in October

Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.9 percent in September to 7.7 percent in October, according to the state Labor Department . . .

Tags: Georgia unemployment rate , Mark Butler

Dhawan: Pay no attention to the unemployment rate

Georgia State economist Rajeev Dhawan questions the relevance of Georgia’s highest-in-the-nation unemployment rate . . .

Tags: economic forecast , Rajeev Dhawan , unemployment rate