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Growth, patience pay off for conservative governance 0

April 5, 2018

Legislators passed scores of bills this year, as usual. But the 2018 session, which ended just after midnight Thursday, will be remembered best for three seemingly contradictory fiscal measures. The state’s reserves remained on track to hit $2.5 billion by year’s end. K-12 public schools were fully funded for — depending on who you ask — either the first time since 2002 or the first time since the current formula was created in the 1980s. And yet, lawmakers also managed…

Rural Georgia wins big as session ends 0

April 2, 2018

This legislative session gave rural Georgia micro hospitals, a new health care-focused think tank and a sizable down payment on economic development initiatives tailored for the state’s beleaguered small towns. But other proposals – including a plan to empower electric cooperatives to provide broadband – just ended up as fodder for the messy tradition that marks the end of every legislative session in Georgia. Some ideas – such as one offering a tax break to people who move to rural…

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