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Film tax credits focus on rural Georgia

State lawmakers want to send more film work to the rural corners of the state. A measure expanding tax credits for the film industry...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Deal signs special tax breaks into Georgia law, more to come

Posted: 5:26 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Gov. Nathan Deal signed one measure into law Tuesday that expands tax credits for the gaming and film...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Many Georgia students feel overburdened by rising college costs

Athens resident Jessica Hembree, who wants to become a doctor, began her college career last year but she took this semester off. Why? She...
The Moultrie Observer

Three Colquitt County schools climb off state watch list

Dozens of struggling schools that were once flagged for state support have since made strides. The state Department of Education announced this week that...

Analysis: New tax breaks would cost Georgia $483M

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute has done the math on a series of tax breaks the General Assembly passed during the recent legislative...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

AJC Watchdog: Is a flat tax right for Georgia?

It didn’t happen this legislative session, but the day is coming when state lawmakers will address — in a comprehensive way — the Georgia...

In Search of Rural Jobs, States Weigh Strategy With Checkered Past

In rural communities across the country, jobs are disappearing and people are moving away, driving a desperation that helped elect Donald Trump president. But...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Able-bodied food stamp recipients could lose benefits

Days from now, thousands more Georgia food stamp recipients would lose their benefits if they fail to find a job. The April 1 deadline...
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After failure of GOP health plan, what’s next?

The implosion of the GOP’s effort to gut Obamacare drew a mix of cheers and expressions of dismay across Georgia as health care providers,...

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...

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