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.
It's gone up for some property owners
Says Fulton County government hasn’t raised its millage rate since 1991.
Price pretty much right
Says President Barack Obama’s proposed budget includes two new tax increases that would collect about $14 billion.
Prizes for multi-state games included
The Georgia Lottery paid out $2.3 billion in prizes during the last fiscal year.
Right on the money
Then-Gov. Carl Sanders put 56 percent of the state budget into education, a figure that has not been achieved since.
Almost smooth sailing
"The port provides more than 297,000 jobs directly to the state of Georgia."
True, but why?
South Carolina has a labor shortage, specifically in the meatpacking industry.
Recess is not just for kids
Congress has spent 66 of the first 100 days of this term in recess.
More late night fodder
The Tax Foundation
"We Really Do Have the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World."
Georgia loses "millions of dollars of revenue because people go out of state to buy fireworks."
Correct when considering size; changes with population
Says Virginia, Florida and Georgia are the three states that are the principal source for gun trafficking.
$100 a week? A month?
The Georgia Senate ethics resolution "doesn't define cap."
Numbers right, "blank check" disputed
Council for the National Interest
The United States gives $8 million a day to Israel and gives that country a blank check.
Hard to tie crime drop to one reason
"In Atlanta, since 1994 when the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ (mandatory minimum sentences) took effect, the violent crime rate has dropped 62 percent."
Close to the mark
"Of the 18 stadiums built from 2004 to 2013, 47 percent of the total cost came from public sources."
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