A triple, not a home run
"No one in the country has ever built a brand new sports facility and created this kind of development at the same time."
The numbers have changed since FY 2010
The U.S. Department of Defense spends $80 million a year on prostate cancer research, $25 million a year on ovarian cancer research and $150 million a year on breast cancer research.
Tight budgets tightening school days
"We have about six school districts that are in school 140 to 150 days this year."
Study supports claim
Says "by reducing chronic health care costs in the State of Georgia, we can reduce the $32.8 billion lost each year due to lack of productivity and economic costs."
Inflation cuts claim to Mostly True
"Governor Deal has increased education spending every year he’s been in office."
Some nuance necessary
The number of African-American men in prison has increased fivefold since he left office.
Claim gets a passing grade
"While fat-cat bureaucrats at the Department of Education are getting paid an average salary of $102,000 a year, teachers in Georgia are getting paid half of that."
Says an illegal immigrant fraudulently claimed children who actually lived in Mexico on income tax forms to collect more than $29,000.
ATL popular on the tourist circuit
Atlanta now has as many visitors as Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles. Orlando, Fla., and New York City still have more visitors.
Diagnosis needs a little more context.
Medicaid spending declined by 1.9 percent in 2012, the second such decline in 47 years.
A drop? Yes. A 50 percent drop: No.
Says there are half as many students in one Georgia technical college than there were two years ago.
Costly now, but could save money later
Says federal regulations adopted in 2011 increased the cost of each vehicle for his business by $10,000.
More school usually means more pay
"A high school dropout makes on average $19,000 a year, a high school graduate makes $28,000 a year, a college graduate makes $51,000 a year."
Higher and higher
Says "excise taxes are...disproportionately burdening middle- and lower-income consumers."
Many changes afoot, including Hispanic growth
The Hispanic population in Gwinnett and Henry counties has increased by 153 percent and 339 percent, respectively, since 2000 while Republican presidential candidates are getting a smaller percentage of the vote in those counties.
Estimate mostly on target
Says Georgia Power customers pay 10 percent to 15 percent below the national average for electricity.
Tough turf for spending bills
"In the past four years, (the U.S. Senate) has only passed nine out of 48 appropriation bills."
Georgia gets peanuts in taxes
"We (Georgia) collect fewer state taxes per capita than any other state … although state taxes are low, Georgia is the eighth-most-dependent state on the federal government."
Numbers largely add up
"Black children constitute 18 percent of the nation's public school population but 40 percent of the children who are suspended or expelled."
My buddy and me
My office is about a 300-step walk to the governor's office.
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