Wednesday, April 15, 2009

GNB Update

It's Wednesday...Hope you had a good mid-week...Here's the news...

Two billion dollars.

That's the amount of money the Gwinnett County School System will have in its budget for the next academic year. Georgia's largest school district will get the equivalent of ten percent of the entire state budget, an increase of more than five percent. That comes from a recommendation from J. Alvin Wilbanks. The huge numbers come despite continued cutbacks in state funding totaling over $25 million.

A northwest Georgia town is one of nine stops on a statewide tour. The 2009 Heart and Soul Bus Tour will pay a visit to Calhoun tomorrow. Participants will visit three separate downtown redevelopment projects there. It's part of an effort to inform and educate state leaders on the importance of downtown development and how it impacts overall economic development. The tour will also make stops in Dallas, Rockmart, Rome, Cartersville, Canton, Dahlonega, Toccoa, and Duluth.

And, from the blog files, SWGA Politics has a report on upcoming "tea parties" in Albany and Leesburg to celebrate the end of income tax season.

That's the news. Remember, GNB is available online at Enjoy your Wednesday night.

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