Isakson right on numbers, needed context
"When you have 8,000 veterans a year committing suicide, then you have a serious problem."
Lawmakers want $1 billion in state money for transportation
Georgia’s share of money from the Federal Highway Trust Fund declined 12 percent between 2008 and 2013.
30,000 work for Delta
A bill to eliminate Delta Air Lines’ jet fuel tax breaks "violates federal law and puts the state at risk of losing critical funding from the Federal Aviation Administration."
Sadly, debate does include some glowing talk
"Georgia lawmaker pushes bill banning creation of ‘glow in the dark’ human-jellyfish hybrids."
What's the answer for failing schools?
Ninety-six percent of failing schools are spending above $8,400, the average annual per student expenditure, and 26 percent spend considerably more than that.
Number of jobs and workers can differ
In the past year, DeKalb has "attracted and retained more than 2,300 jobs."
Ingredient also not part of childhood vaccines
Mercury is used in vaccines, and there is no safe level of mercury.
County on target with training, not quite on hiring
DeKalb County has graduated five police academies and three fire academies to help reach its ambitious hiring goals in both departments.
Austerity cuts have existed since 2003
The governor’s budget proposal reduces the state austerity cut to education to under $500 million for 2016.
Caveat: Jobs mostly replace those lost in downturn
"Since I took office, over 319,000 new private sector jobs have been created in Georgia with nearly 93,000 of those coming in the past 12 months."
70 people dead in year's first 28 days
"GEORGIA ROADWAY FATALITIES THIS YEAR: 59
PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY"
Suburban sprawl limits transit
Only "18 percent of jobs are accessible by transit for metro Atlanta residents. 33 percent for those living in the city."
Money was there when times were hard
Since Gov. Nathan Deal office in 2011, the state’s rainy day fund has grown by 643 percent.
Distinction is whether jobs will be for existing Georgians
Mercedes-Benz USA moving its headquarters to Atlanta will create at least 800 jobs.
University System trying mergers
The merger of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College will make GSU one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 54,000 students.
Remember, corporations are people, friends
The religious liberty bill proposed in the Georgia House of Representatives does not specifically exclude corporations, which means they can legally claim a religious exemption.
School funding formula to be overhauled
The state covered a smaller percentage of the cost of K-12 education in 2013 than it did
Don't let anyone tell you size doesn't matter
"Georgia is now the eighth most populous state in the nation, moving from the number 10 position in just four years."
Mercedes said high taxes and the cost of doing business in New Jersey worked to Georgia’s advantage in landing the company's USA corporate headquarters.
Images don't tell whole story
"In 1913, it was legal to mail children."
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