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Georgia among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Georgia was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Georgia job growth this year projected at 1.2%

Job growth in Georgia is expected to reach 1.2 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.7 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Georgia has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Georgia would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Georgia ranks 32nd in annual tax climate ranking

Georgia finished 32nd in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Georgia

Kirby Smart, head football coach at the University of Georgia, earned $6.6 million in 2018, making Smart the highest-paid public employee in Georgia last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Georgia to reach $1.5 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Georgia arts agencies are projected to reach $1.5 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 14 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Georgia Institute of Technology chief executive received $1,240,232 in 2018 in total pay

G.P. (Bud) Peterson, chief executive at the Georgia Institute of Technology, earned $1,240,232 in total compensation last year, the eighth highest pay among executives at nearly 250 U.S. public universities and systems ranked in a Chronicle of Higher Education study.

Georgia levies a total tax on lodging of 4%

Hotel room bills in Georgia tack on a total state lodging tax of 4 percent, the 45th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Georgia are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

12,153 borrowers in Georgia filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Georgia who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 1,875, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$761.3 million in federal research dollars flowed to Georgia in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Georgia totaled $761.3 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

4-year colleges in Georgia now charge $8,719 in tuition and fees

Georgia four-year public universities now charge students annual in-state tuition and fees averaging $8,719, the 38th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Georgia received $5.1 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $5,113,229 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Georgia, the 26th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

McBath won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Georgia) did not respond to requests for comment from the Georgia Business News regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Georgia 2-year college students pay $3,810 in tuition and fees

Georgia two-year colleges charged students $3,810 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 16th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

14 U.S. House members from Georgia make $174,000 annually

Each of the 14 U.S. House of Representatives members representing Georgia draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Georgia 4-year university tuitions jumped 88.7% over 15 years

Georgia four-year public university tuition and fees went from $4,621 in 2004-05 to $8,719 in 2019-20, the seventh largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Georgia legislators make base salary of $17,342 per year

State lawmakers in Georgia now draw a base salary of $17,342 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Georgia community college tuitions jumped 43.8% over 15 years

Georgia two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $2,811 in 2004-05 to $4,042 in 2019-20, the 25th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Georgia governor makes annual salary of $175,000

The governor of Georgia now draws a yearly salary of $175,000, the ninth highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

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