Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Rural jobs bill meets opposition

ATLANTA — A complex plan to connect investors with rural businesses striving to grow has run into resistance from some lawmakers wary of the...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GOP scrambles to save health bill

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders late Thursday conceded major changes to their Obamacare replacement plan in a last-minute effort to win over holdouts within the GOP...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Income tax among number of proposals reworked by Georgia Senate panel

A key Senate committee completed a two-day taxapalooza Wednesday by voting to cut the top state income tax rate, clarify that e-retailers must collect...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Immigration debate fuels worry about H-1B program

Emory University employs about 300 foreign workers under temporary visas, assigning them to a wide range of research projects. Their work “is part of...
Georgia Health News

Georgia’s outlook uncertain if replacement for Obamacare passes

How would the new health care plan proposed by congressional Republicans affect Georgia?Much of the impact has yet to be analyzed. Under many of...

Lawmakers differ over impact of flat tax

State lawmakers took a step toward adopting a flat rate for income taxes on Wednesday, although the measure drew resistance from dozens of Democrats. The...

School choice presents challenges in rural Georgia

This year could be a big one for school choice. State lawmakers are considering expanding a program that gives tax credits to Georgians who help...

Proposed ‘education savings account’ will be costly for taxpayers and benefit affluent city dwellers

Georgia taxpayers could soon be funding private schools to the tune of nearly $1 billion a year or more, disproportionately benefiting well-off families in...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Fulton schools bring back staff and programs, but recovery’s slow

While Georgia is still rebounding from the financial hit of the recession, which took more than $100 million from Fulton County Schools, the district...

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...

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