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Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Georgia hospitals craft plan to save Medicaid tax

Georgia Hos­pi­tal Association officials say the industry has agreed on a plan that calls for extending and tweaking an expiring hospital tax that provides a key chunk of state health care ...
By Bill Barrow

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

State Senate leader resigns

Outgoing Georgia Senate majority leader Chip Rogers is resigning to take a job in public broadcasting.
By Bill Barrow

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Recession hit Georgia hard

Georgia's poverty rate is at its highest point in 30 years. The typical Georgia household's annual income, in terms of purchasing power, is about what it was in 1990.
By Bill Barrow

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Deal: Ga. unlikely to run insurance plan

A day after Barack Obama's re-election, Gov. Nathan Deal suggested that he will not implement a Georgia health insurance exchange as part of the 2010 federal health care overhaul that ranks as the ...
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Charter school amendment divides tea party

The political movement that spread in opposition to corporate bailouts and health care overhaul cannot find a unified voice on Georgia's proposed amendment on charter schools.
By Bill Barrow

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Officials defend charter campaign

High-profile elected officials are on both sides of the debate over a proposed amendment on charter schools, and their campaigning has led to lawsuits.
By Bill Barrow

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

Charter amendment would tilt power

ATLANTA — The debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand state influence over charter schools has been fierce. But the details can get lost in the back-and-forth.
By Bill Barrow

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

Judge allows officials' charter school actions

Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob declined to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the Fulton County system from publishing an online Q&A about the charter school referendum.
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Ground game key in charter school fight

The increasingly bitter fight in Georgia over a constitutional amendment to allow more state charter schools isn't likely to play out in expensive television ads before the Nov. 6 referendum. ...
By Bill Barrow

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Ga. schools chief scales back charter school opposition

ATLANTA - State School Superintendent John Barge has reached an agreement with Attorney General Sam Olens on the school chief's political activity regarding a statewide referendum on charter ...
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Chick-fil-A makes another statement on controversy

Chick-fil-A gave another statement about recent reports that it will stop giving money to groups that oppose gay marriage, but the company did not make any clearer Thursday whether it was still ...
By Bill Barrow

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

Panel calls for more technology in Georgia schools

A state commission has called for more spending on technology in Georgia schools, less money for central administration and more support for campus psychologists, nurses and counselors.
By Bill Barrow

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

NAACP fights for man convicted of murder

Activists say Kennesaw resident John Mc­Neil's conviction for a deadly shooting on his property is proof that self-defense laws are not applied equally to all races.
By Bill Barrow

Monday, Aug 20, 2012

Court: Ga. police can verify immigration status

Law enforcement in Georgia, at least for now, may verify the immigration status of criminal suspects who fail to produce proper identification, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
By Bill Barrow

Monday, Aug 13, 2012

Tea Party flexes muscle in Ga., elsewhere

Nationwide votes show evidence of the latest clout of the conservative Tea Party movement.
By Bill Barrow

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