Sunday, February 26, 2017

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Ga. plans boost to foster care funds

Georgia’s 2018 budget could be ready for a House vote as early as next week. The human resources budget funds programs for children, the elderly...
Georgia Health News

State insurance chief asks Congress to allow more local control

Georgia’s insurance commissioner wants Republicans in Congress to allow states more flexibility in setting their own health insurance rules.Ralph Hudgens, who has long opposed...

WABE Closer Look interview with Taifa Butler

Georgia Budget and Policy Institute Executive Director is interviewed by WABE's Jim Burress and Rose Scott for a forecast of the 2017 General Assembly's...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

If Georgia teachers are skeptical of governor’s 2 percent raise, here’s why

Teacher skepticism of the governor’s announcement yesterday of a 2 percent raise reflects their recent experience. Gov. Nathan Deal promised a 3 percent raise...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Deal seeks raises for Georgia teachers, state police, caseworkers

Gov. Nathan Deal asked lawmakers Wednesday to approve a record $25 billion state budget that includes pay raises for teachers and state employees and...

School leaders look ahead to 2017

Looking ahead to the new year, Gainesville and Hall County school officials remain committed to managing growth and funding capital projects, while staying focused...

Using 20th-century tools for 21st-century students doesn’t work

The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute recently released an evaluation on the much vaunted and duplicated Georgia HOPE Scholarship. They reported that while it has...
The Moultrie Observer

Teacher pay, school funding will return to lawmakers’ agenda

Lawmakers momentarily shelved education reform last winter when educators objected to proposals to change how they get paid. Those reform efforts, including a possible...

Georgia’s interest ebbs in Medicaid expansion

State lawmakers were teed up last month to discuss ways of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act that have been favored in other...

Need-based tuition assistance can help Georgia reach its goals

Op-ed by GBPI's Claire Suggs -- Georgia leaders want to add 250,000 college graduates by 2025 as part of its official Complete College Georgia...

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