Tag Archives: HOPE

This legislator’s generosity will matter

State Rep. Stacey Evans’ generosity will help college students from families of modest means stay in school and earn a degree . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: HOPE , Stacey Evans , student tuition

Political Notes – Deal on Medicaid expansion: ‘Haven’t changed my position’

Gov. Nathan Deal says he is firm in his position that Georgia won’t expand Medicaid coverage as part of Obamacare . . .

Tags: Frank McKay , HOPE , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Senate Democrats , Workers' Compensation Board

It’s always deja vu all over again in the General Assembly

What goes around our Legislature is sure to come around again, and again and again and again . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: bus drivers , HOPE , new laws , old laws , Paul Battles , sex offenders

Political Notes – Tech named transportation research center

Georgia Tech is picked as the site of one of 10 national research centers by the U.S. Department of Transportation . . .

Tags: David Nahmias , Georgia appellate courts , georgia tech , HOPE , research center , Rick Jeffares , U.S. Department of Transportation , unclaimed prize money

Political Notes — Ethics panel may not be able to police ethics

With an increased workload and a reduced budget, the state’s Campaign Finance Commission may run out of money this year for the performance of its duties . . .

Tags: budget cutbacks , Campaign Finance Commission , Georgia Libertarians , HOPE , immigration control , Kent Alexander , Osama bin Laden , Patrick Millsaps , Stacy Kalberman

Political Notes – Deal signature finalizes HOPE changes

Gov. Nathan Deal signs legislation revamping the HOPE scholarship payouts to college students . . .

Tags: HOPE , lobbyist registration , Nathan Deal , tax increases

Political Notes — Democrats cite racial impact of HOPE changes

Senate Democrats say the proposed revisions to the HOPE scholarship program will hit black students the hardest; A.D. Frazier does not like what the legislators are doing to his tax commission’s recommendations . . .

Tags: A. D. Frazier , Frank Ginn , HOPE , Jason Carter , land use planning , Nathan Deal , Robert Brown , Steve Gooch , tax reform , Valencia Seay

Political Notes – Deal proposes HOPE cutbacks

Deal proposes cutting back some HOPE scholarship benefits to try to shore up the program’s fiscal stability; billboard tree-cutting legislation is drawing the ire of environmentalists . . .

Tags: billboard tree removal , Erroll Davis , HOPE , Nathan Deal

Deal: Will continue push for corporate tax breaks

Despite recommendations to the contrary from the Tax Reform Council, governor-elect Nathan Deal will continue to propose the adoption of corporate tax breaks . . .

Tags: HOPE , Nathan Deal , reservoirs , tax breaks , water wars