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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
EXAMINING ALABAMA’S SEPARATE EDUCATION BUDGET - I

WARNING: This column may contain statistics - you should always remember that “statistics comes to the aid of those who don’t lie well!”

One of the hard choices state leaders had to make during the recession and rapid fall in revenues was how and who to cut in the state budget.  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 25, 2014
WHERE ARE GEORGIA’S TRANSPORTATION NEEDS?

Georgia is the 4th largest state, with nearly 10 million people and growing. As concentrated as part of the state is around Atlanta and as spread out as the rest of the state is, it is little wonder that there is a long list of transportation needs that grows larger as the state grows and the projects become more expensive as inflation increases the costs year after year. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 15, 2014
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
A Joint House-Senate Study Committee began work last week on transportation needs of the state and how those needs may be met in the coming years. The Transportation SPLOST referendum of 2012 passed in only three Regional Development Commission Districts two years ago but one of those districts includes counties in the Fourth Senatorial District. (More)

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