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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JUNE 24, 2016
SMALL HOPE CHANGES AND SMALLER BOND PROJECTS HIGHLIGHT SESSION AND FY 2017 BUDGET/BOND SALE

While there is not usually a large volume of legislation addressing Higher Education, any changes to the HOPE Scholarship draws a lot of attention. The 2016 General Assembly saw two bills affecting the HOPE Scholarship and only a couple of others. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JUNE 17, 2016
GEORGIA'S BOND SALE SUCCESS AND AAA RATING ANOTHER REASON TO CELEBRATE OUR YEAR

On June 8, the State of Georgia sold $1.37 billion (Net $1.026 billion) in bonds for projects around the state. The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission approved the bids and handled the sale. The state has so consistently done well selling bonds and maintaining its AAA bond rating from all three underwriters that we may take this success for granted, but that would be far from the truth. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JUNE 10, 2016
MAY REVENUES CONTINUE STRONG YEAR FOR STATE

Revenues totaling $1.56 billion for May complete 11 months of a very successful year for the state. Revenues grew at a strong 9.9% rate and when the new highway revenue funds are subtracted, the growth rate is still at a healthy 4.1% growth for the month. Corporate Income Taxes were negative at -10.8%. (More)

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