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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JULY 25, 2014
ONLINE COURSES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Students that have had to put their education on hold, like soldiers returning from deployment, and individuals looking to make a career change, are in the market to not only advance their education but to do so in an easily accessible and low cost manner. This has caused many public and private institutions to offer undergraduate and graduate degree courses through an online platform. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JULY 18, 2014
11.5% JUNE GAIN CAPS A “GOOD” YEAR

Robust June revenue collections of $1.76 billion produced a gain of $182.3 million for the month, an 11.5% increase. June’s fiscal year-end report pushed total FY14 totals to $17.88 billion in total collections, with a total gain of $879.2 million for the year or a 5.2% increase…by any account a “good” year moving the state in a positive direction. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, JULY 11, 2014
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT – PART II

Another major focus of the state is securing employment for veterans. According to the Workforce Division at the Department of Economic Development, up to 80,000 veterans will return to Georgia within the next four years. The unemployment rate for veterans continues to exceed the national unemployment average, especially among the Iraq and Afghanistan-era vets (More)

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