Category: Melissa Johnson

Career Pathways Can Strengthen Georgia Families

Georgia parents work hard every day to put food on the table and provide a brighter future for their children. Yet more than one in three of the state’s working families with children are likely to find themselves struggling to

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Uplifting Georgia Moms this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day invites us to reflect on the importance of mothers and show our appreciation for them. One of the best ways Georgia can demonstrate commitment to moms is to bolster their economic opportunities and provide more tools to help

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Immigrant ID Bills Amount to $1 Million in Waste

One Senate bill and two House bills threaten to waste more than $1 million in state taxpayer dollars to change driver’s license and identification cards issued to immigrants, including refugees and legal permanent residents. If any of these bills pass,

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Overview: 2018 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

Services for Children and Older Adults Get Substantial Boost Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed $732 million Department of Human Services 2018 budget takes another significant step forward to restoring and fortifying the agency after recession-era cuts. The spending plan adds substantial

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Hunger Risk for 21,100 Georgians in New Year

People in about one in seven Georgia households struggle with hunger, which often leads to costly health complications, lower energy levels and a diminished ability to concentrate. But as 2017 rapidly approaches, an estimated 21,100 Georgians will be at an

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