Tag Archives: state funding

Georgia missed out on $92 million in vocational rehab funds

State officials missed the opportunity to get an additional $92 million in federal vocational rehabilitation grants during the 2009-12 period, a new report shows . . .

Tags: federal grants , GVRA , Kevin Harris , state funding , vocational rehab services

Panel kicks off study of Medicaid revision

Georgia now spends nearly $3 billion a year in state funds on Medicaid, so a legislative study committee is looking at ways to get a handle on that growth in spending . . .

Tags: Butch Parrish , DCH , Jerry Dubberly , Medicaid , program revisions , state funding , Tim Golden

At ground zero of the charter school fight, Deal signs charter funding bill

Gov. Nathan Deal goes to Cherokee County to sign legislation that sets up a formula for the funding of state-approved charter schools . . .

Tags: Cherokee Charter Academy , Cherokee County school board , Chip Rogers , Nathan Deal , state charter schools , state funding

The damage being done to public education

In this guest editorial, Joe Martin of the Georgia School Funding Association laments the continuing trend of cutting taxes at the same time the Legislature is cutting state funding of public education . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: public education , state funding , tax cuts

Deal will give state funds to eight charter schools

Gov. Nathan Deal will help out eight charter schools that lost local tax funding with $10 million from the state budget . . .

Tags: charter schools , Nathan Deal , state funding

Well, this is embarrassing

Republican activists have been trying for years to take down ACORN, and it’s not difficult to figure out why. The community service organization has been effective in registering blacks, Latinos and persons from low-income areas to vote — the kinds of people who are more likely to vote for Democrats. ACORN’s emphasis on helping folks […]

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: ACORN , Chip Rogers , Ed Setzler , Mike Keown , Sonny Perdue , state funding