Tag Archives: Georgia

State finishes FY ’16 with nearly $1.8 billion revenue increase

The new transportation tax, coupled with growth in individual income taxes, caused Georgia’s tax collections to spurt by almost $2 billion in the just-closed fiscal year . . .

Tags: fiscal year 2016 , Georgia , tax collections

Georgia, S.C. agree to a new port – eventually

Officials from Georgia and S.C. sign a deal for a new port near Charleston and Savannah, but it will be a long time before the facility is even built . . .

Tags: Georgia , Jasper Port , South Carolina

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

Federal lawsuit challenges Georgia’s gay marriage ban

Georgia is the latest state to have its prohibition on same-sex marriages challenged in a federal court lawsuit . . .

Tags: federal lawsuit , Georgia , Lambda Legal , same-sex marriages

White House breaks logjam of federal judgeships in Georgia

President Obama nominates five new federal court judges for Georgia . . .

Tags: federal judgeships , Georgia , President Obama

Georgia ranks near bottom in HS graduation rate

Georgia and other deep south states have some of the nation’s lowest high school graduation rates . . .

Tags: Georgia , high school graduation rate , Sonny Perdue

Federal court rejects Georgia immigration appeal

Federal appeals court won’t hear Georgia’s challenge to its immigration ruling . . .

Tags: federal appeals court , Georgia , immigration law

Nothing secedes like secession

Residents of more than 30 states, including Georgia, have submitted petitions asking for permission to “peacefully” secede from the United States . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Georgia , Rick Perry , secession

Early voting starts Monday

Early voting has now started in Georgia for the Nov. 6 general election . . .

Tags: early voting period , Georgia

Georgia 8th graders improve science scores

Georgia’s eighth grade students scored a few points better on NAEP science tests administered in 2011 . . .

Tags: 8th graders , Georgia , John Barge , NAEP , science tests