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Report: Tens of thousands fled socialized Canadian medicine in 2013

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller News Foundation Every year thousands of Canadian have no choice but to seek medical care outside of the country’s single-payer health care system, according a report from a Canadian free-market think tank. In 2013, nearly 42,000 Canucks left their homeland to avoid long wait times and [...]

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Isakson Statement on Senate Passage of Omnibus Appropriations Bill

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today made the following statement following the Senate passage of H.R.3647, the omnibus appropriations legislation. The Senate approved the bill by a vote of 72 to 26.

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Congressman Bishop comments on 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, released the following statement regarding the passage of a government funding bill, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Congressman Bishop voted in favor of [...]

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Georgia Lottery posts educational transfers totaling $15B

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – As the Georgia Lottery Corp. celebrates its 20th anniversary, lottery officials today announced record proceeds to education for the first half of fiscal year 2014. The Georgia Lottery’s first-half transfers to the Lottery for Education Account will bring the total raised for educational programs in the state to [...]

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Georgia Receives Near-Failing Grade of D+ for its Lack of Support for Emergency Patients

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON — Georgia received a near-failing grade of D+ and ranked in the bottom half of the nation at 29th in the 2014 American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) state-by-state report card on America’s emergency care environment (“Report Card”). The state received failing or near-failing grades in three out of [...]

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Senate Intelligence Committee Releases Declassified Bipartisan Report on Benghazi Terrorist Attacks

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Washington—The Senate Intelligence Committee today issued a declassified report on the September 11-12, 2012, terrorist attacks against U.S. personnel at the Temporary Mission Facility and CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. The committee found the attacks were preventable, based on extensive intelligence reporting on the terrorist activity in Libya—to include prior [...]

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Study: Obama’s proposed minimum wage hike could destroy 1 million jobs

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Breanna Deutsch of the Daily Caller News Foundation The Obama administration’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could result in as many 1,084,000 jobs eliminated from the work force, according to a new study conducted by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI).

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Congressman Bishop applauds new Cotton Board appointee

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, applauded the reappointment of James L. “Jimmy” Webb of Leary, Georgia, and the appointment of Benjamin R. Grimsley of Weston, Georgia as [...]

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ASU to Hold King Day Convocation

By   /  January 14, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

Rev. H.C. Boyd

Tweet Written by Pearly Bowser Albany – Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is recognized as the birthplace of the 1960’s Albany Civil Rights Movement largely because of the courageous efforts of its leader, Reverend H.C. Boyd. He became a Civil Rights trailblazer by refusing to yield to threats by equal rights opponents. Boyd, who permitted mass [...]

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Special election certification for House Districts 22 and 2

By   /  January 14, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today certified the results for January 7, 2014 Special Election for State House District 22. The certified results of state and federal races can be found on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections.

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