Tag Archives: HOPE scholarships

Study shows racial gap in award of HOPE scholarships

HOPE scholarship assistance is more likely to go to white students from middle- and upper-income families, according to a new report from the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute . . .

Tags: GBPI , HOPE scholarships , needs-based assistance

Pro-casino group releases gloomy forecast for HOPE scholarships

Hoping to build support for the legalization of gambling, a pro-casino group releases a pessimistic report on the future of HOPE scholarships . . .

Tags: casino gambling , HOPE scholarships

Lawmakers start shuffling the casino cards

Hearings on the possible legalization of casinos and pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia got underway Monday with a legislative study committee hearing . . .

Tags: casinos , Georgia Lottery , HOPE scholarships , horse racing

Gambling groups start making their play

Georgia lawmakers will hold hearings on Monday and Tuesday to hear pitches from casino and horse racing representatives on the legalization of gambling . . .

Tags: Boyd Gaming , gambling casinos , HOPE scholarships , horse racing , legislative study committees , MGM

Ralston names study committee to look at casinos, horse racing

A House study committee will explore the feasibility of taxing casinos and horse wagering to raise money for the HOPE scholarship program . . .

Tags: casino gambling , David Ralston , HOPE scholarships , horse racing , House study committees

On the campaign trail: Is Olens hearing footsteps in his reelection race?

Attorney General Sam Olens appoints a prosecutor to handle human trafficking cases; the attack ads are getting more brutal in the closing days of the campaigns . . .

Tags: Greg Hecht , HOPE scholarships , Jason Carter , John Barrow , Nathan Deal , Rick Allen , Sam Olens , Stacey Evans

Lottery transfers nearly $1 billion in FY ’14

The Georgia Lottery generated record-breaking revenues for educational programs in fiscal year 2014 . . .

Tags: annual revenue , Georgia Lottery , HOPE scholarships

Deal urges ethics revisions, puts the blame on the media

Gov. Nathan Deal calls for ethics law revisions, plans to put more money into HOPE scholarship grants . . .

Tags: ethics revisions , HOPE scholarships , Nathan Deal , State of the State

Dlugolenski confirmed as Ga. Lottery president

The Georgia Lottery board confirms the appointment of Debbie Dlugolenski as the new president and CEO of the state lottery . . .

Tags: Debbie Dlugolenski , Georgia Lottery , HOPE scholarships , Margaret DeFrancisco , Nathan Deal , Vincent Fort

Lottery has record sales, goes online to boost them

The Georgia Lottery had record sales and profits during the most recent fiscal year, but there are still problems on the horizon . . .

Tags: Georgia Lottery , HOPE scholarships , pre-kindergarten , revenues