Post-Volvo rejection, thousands of jobs promised for Georgia
Since Volvo spurned Georgia for South Carolina in early May, some 3,455 jobs promising more than $800 million in investments have come to the Peach State.
The work is needed but not necessarily the office
The National Technical Information Service spends millions of taxpayer dollars to print and sell government documents that are available free in online searches.
Rate fluctuates but is up
The murder rate in Atlanta is on the rise this year.
Twitter debate ignores scientific research
The California governor "says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum" in vaccines.
Details are the stumbling blocks
A "working woman" will earn $7.70 on $10.
Switching potties isn't paltry on the savings
Replacing 100,000 old toilets with water-efficient models has saved 2.4 million gallons of water every day.
Big users drove declines
Between 1980 and 2010, water usage in Georgia dropped even as the state’s population grew.
Semi-automatic is more lethal than automatic
"Two weeks ago, a man entered the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, Georgia, carrying a loaded AR-15 automatic weapon with an extended-capacity, 100-round magazine."
Answer varies by region
About 85 percent of hotel guests who will pay the new $5 hotel/motel fee will be from outside Georgia.
More people dying in crashes, even before busy driving season
Georgia is on track for 1,200 traffic fatalities this year, a reversal of nine years of declines.
More savings don't always mean more investment
The Fair Tax proposal encourages innovation and investment "level the playing field" for American companies to compete globally.
Question of "illegal" goes straight to heart of gun control debate
"Once again, a police officer has been killed with an illegal gun from Georgia – a state that last year did the NRA’s bidding and weakened its already lax gun laws."
State law gave arrest options
"A sitting sheriff cannot be charged except by a warrant issued by a Superior Court judge."
Projections have not come to pass
The United States is "about to have the smallest Army since before WWII, the smallest Navy since WWI and the smallest Air Force ever."
Stat doesn't include volume of animals Delta flies
Delta has had the most animal deaths among U.S. carriers in the past five years
Put down the phone when you read this
Distracted driving such as texting behind the wheel is behind a rise in traffic deaths on Georgia roadways this year.
A fine line between taxes and fees
The recently passed transportation funding bill is a billion-dollar tax increase for Georgians.
Hotels could absorb cost
A $5-a-night hotel/motel tax that’s part of the transportation bill will hurt Georgia’s convention business by adding extra costs for large groups coming to the state.
A day is not a day in the General Assembly
The Georgia Legislature’s last day of session ends at midnight.
House took charge of boundaries after advocates failed to reach deal
Lawmakers were paid for their off-season efforts to, for the first time, take the lead in drawing borders for two would-be cities.
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