Estimate needs some tending
Agriculture contributes $71 billion to Georgia’s economy annually, making it the state’s largest industry.
College becoming more critical
Only 42 percent of young Georgians have a college certificate or degree, but soon 60 percent of jobs will require some college credential.
Broad criteria can be misleading
Georgia has had 12 school shootings in the two years since the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School, more than any other state.
55,000 inmates are in Georgia prisons
"It has been many years, if ever, since an inmate has completed his or her high school diploma while incarcerated in a state correctional facility for adults."
Figures offer few conclusions
When Colorado eased its medical marijuana laws, fatal accidents involving pot-using drivers soared while overall traffic fatalities decreased.
Oil lacks enough THC to provide a high
Unlike marijuana, medical cannabis oil cannot get you high.
Elected or appointed?
Thirty-eight states -- Georgia not included -- have appointed, rather than elected, state school superintendents.
Annexation paved way for mayor's candidacy
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed became a city resident in the last annexation, opening the door to his candidacy.
State also in top 10 for overall homicide rate
Georgia ranks No. 9 in the rate of women murdered by men.
Georgia ranks a distant third for region
Georgia has some of the highest gas taxes in the Southeast but one of the lowest taxes on gasoline for transportation in the nation.
ID theft a huge problem nationally
Georgia has the country’s second highest number of fraudulent tax refund claims.
State once led nation in fatalities
Georgia has led the nation in student fatalities caused by motorists illegally passing stopped school buses.
Support linked to ability to win, not ideology
Says U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn was "handpicked" by President Barack Obama
Scholarshp program had to change
Nathan Deal saved the HOPE scholarship program.
Lottery funds have been door opener
On an income cap for recipients of the popular HOPE scholarship
State near the top but not at it
Georgia has elected more African-American leaders than any other state in the country.
Who's in charge matters.
Jason Carter never passed a bill in his tenure in the state Senate.
Abolishing department doesn't abolish all programs
Says David Perdue wants to abolish the U.S. Department of Education, which would cost Georgia schools $1 billion a year and eliminate millions in student loans.
Some efforts may preserve American work
Says David Perdue built his business career outsourcing American jobs.
Education spending a major campaign theme
"Jason Carter’s plan: increase spending by $12.5 billion."
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