Thursday, January 16, 2014

Governor: Georgia economy warming up

Georgia's economy is warming up.

That's the message Governor Nathan Deal delivered to lawmakers in his "State Of The State" address on Wednesday.  The Albany Herald has a complete recap of the governor's remarks here.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Legislative Session gets underway today

The 2014 legislative session got underway at the state capitol today. The following articles will help you get ready for it. Click any of the links below to get started.

A Capitol who's who: The most powerful players (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Georgia lawmakers begin 2014 legislative session (WSB Radio)

Budget, education among top Georgia legislative issues (Associated Press/OnlineAthens.com)

Election season casts shadow over 2014 legislative session (Macon.com)

Legislature opens 2014 session Monday (Times-Georgian [Carrollton]) 

Top issues facing the General Assembly in 2014 (Gainesville Times)

Georgia health bills likely to be sidetracked (Albany Herald)

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Georgia-Grown Bananas? Yes.

Bananas grown in Georgia? Absolutely! An economist with the University of Georgia Tifton campus proves it in a recent article in The Albany Herald here.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

July revenues up, says Deal

In a possible sign of better days to come for Georgia, Governor Nathan Deal reported on Monday that revenues for July rose 6.7 percent.  That put the total for the month at $1.41 billion. That's an increase off $88.5 million from the last fiscal year.

Click here for the full story, courtesy of the Associated Press.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Atlanta Falcons Stadium closer to reality.

Our first post in quite a while.  And it's big. 

Earlier this week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced a tentative deal with a local church to help pave the way for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. WXIA-TV (11alive.com) has the details here.

Things got even better for Reed and stadium supporters.  The Associated Press reports that a group who wanted to put the issue to a vote has conceded defeat. Common Cause Georgia failed to gather the needed 35,000 signatures to have the referendum qualify for the November ballot.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Veteran Atlanta anchor retires

A veteran Atlanta television news anchor has retired after 30 years on the air.  Click here for a video about her career, courtesy of myfoxatlanta.com.

GNB is online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat, on Facebook, and can be contacted via e-mail at georgianewsbeat@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Changing demographics could mean a changing of the guard in Georgia politics

A changing population in Georgia could open the door for the Democratic Party to win the majority of voters in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

That was the prediction from University of Georgia political analyst Charles Bullock.

But change might be coming more slowly, as the political tide turns, Bullock says.  For more, click here, courtesy of onlineathens.com.


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