In case you were working on an end-of-semester project, sleeping off a hangover, or just disconnected from all things public college in this state, tuition is going to go up 2 percent for the 2017-2018 academic year. That should work out to between $27 and $98 per semester for full-time, in-state undergraduates, depending on the
The Georgia Southern Shooting Sports Education Center was a much anticipated draw for the community by way of a collaborative effort of state and local agencies with the help of private donors, but after seventeen months in operation, the facility does not have much to show for the effort. And neither do the taxpayers. Based
Two weeks ago I wrote a column debunking the thought that we don’t have significant legalized wagering going on already in Georgia. We do, and it’s available at every corner store, fully backed by the Georgia constitution, and sanctioned and governed by the Georgia Lottery Corporation. We’re more than a little pregnant on the issue.
This week’s Courier Herald column: One of the biggest battles developing in the Georgia General Assembly this year is over the revival of a proposal to bring full scale casino gaming to the Peach State. The measure, which has been revised to bring two “destination resort” casinos, requires a change to the state’s constitution, and
This years bill to allow for “Destination Resort” casino gaming was introduced as a paired down, more focused alternative to last year’s proposal that would have allowed as many as seven licenses to be issued throughout the state. We covered the bill in detail here. At the bill’s first Senate hearing, sponsor Brandon Beach of
Yesterday, Rep Mandi Ballinger (R-Cherokee County) dropped a slightly revised “Campus Carry” bill into the hopper. The legislature passed a similar bill last year but the measure was vetoed by Governor Nathan Deal. After the bill was passed last session, the Governor weighed in with a list of concerns. It was late in session and