ATLANTA-- Georgia would spend $42 billion on state government under a plan approved Thursday by the state Senate that would raise pay for teachers and other employees, better fund regulatory services and proposes $10 million to fund startup businesses. The 51-4 vote in the Senate is just one of several steps still required to adopt a budget.
SAVANNAH, Ga.-- From Capitol Hill to the governor's office, Georgia officials sounded both stunned and defiant Tuesday after the Obama administration's new budget failed to recommend funding to start the $652 million deepening of Savannah's busy shipping channel _ a project Vice President Joe Biden pledged just six months ago would get done "come hell or high water."
JACKSON, Miss.-- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.
Nathan Deal would deny a tax break for tourist attractions to a planned convention hotel on Jekyll Island because it would be unfair to competing hotels in the area, the governor's spokesman said Tuesday.
Super Tuesday is just five days away and GOP candidate, Newt Gingrich is staking the future of his campaign on success in his home state of Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal, (R-GA), discusses why he has endorsed Gingrich for president. Also, making the case for Mitt Romney in the important battleground state of Ohio, with Dave Yost, (R),Ohio State auditor.