Statements we say are True
"Our small staff of 51 is still fewer than we had a decade ago, yet our caseload -- like that of other courts -- has grown."
The Georgia Secretary of State's Office and the Georgia State Elections Board investigate and penalize hundreds of people guilty of election fraud.
"One out of every three automobile fatalities can be attributed to alcohol."
"Right now in Georgia, nearly one in three leaving our prisons are re-convicted within three years."
Georgia’s unemployment rate has exceeded the national rate for 50 consecutive months.
A database police use to look up wanted suspects excludes certain warrants issued by Atlanta Municipal Court.
Says the unemployment rate for college graduates is 4.4 percent and over 10 percent for noncollege-educated.
Georgia has had ʺmore bank failures than any other state.ʺ
"The average homeowner spends more than $2,000 each year on energy costs – more than on either real estate taxes or homeowners insurance."
The city of Atlanta has either the highest or second-highest average water bills in the country.
"[The state ethics commission] took absolutely the same percent of cuts as most other state agencies. … They were somewhere in the 7 percent range – same as the governor’s office."
"Two days of interest we pay to China is enough to buy one joint strike fighter [jet]."
"The United States death rate is two-and-a-half times higher for those who do not have a high school education."
The proposed transportation bill "could be the largest tax increase in Georgia history."
"The governor having a meeting ... isn't covered by the open meetings act."
There are cities and counties in Georgia that don’t have websites, and where elected officials don’t have email addresses.
Medicaid is the primary source of health insurance for 41.7 percent of Hispanic children in Georgia.
"The state of Georgia is near the bottom among states for SAT scores and graduation rates."
"[L]ess than one-tenth of Atlanta's transportation needs are covered" in a referendum to levy a 1-cent sales tax.
"The State Election Board has issued nearly $275,000 in fines to violators of absentee ballot laws."
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