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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.

NEA estimates Georgia K-12 schools spent $19.9 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Georgia spent an estimated $19.9 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.9 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Georgia children in foster care numbered 13,793 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Georgia at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 13,793, a 4.9 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Georgia, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Georgia is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Rep. Bill Werkheiser Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Georgia house Rep. Bill Werkheiser (district 157), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Georgia K-12 schools paid out $11,220 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Georgia spent $11,220 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 37th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

14% of Georgia residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Georgia residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 14 percent of the state’s population, the 10th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Georgia offers 56 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Georgia number 56, the 26th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Georgia schools get 45.1% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 45 percent of Georgia public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 21st highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Georgia reach $6.7 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Georgia amount to $6.7 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 18th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Georgia averaged $56,329

Teachers’ salaries in Georgia averaged $56,329 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 22nd highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Georgia reach $5.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Georgia amount to $5.3 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 16th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Georgia’s public pensions are 80.4 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Georgia’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 80.4 percent of the total, the 10th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Georgia reach $22.6 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Georgia amount to $22.6 billion, the 14th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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