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Georgia Should Expand Medicaid

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: this is a no-brainer… we’ve got a dollar waiting on a dime? This is the situation we are in with Governor Deal and the state’s GOP refusing to accept expanded Medicaid, paid for with federal dollars. Georgia is home to the fifth largest uninsured population in the country [...]

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Veterans with disabilities in Georgia are among those facing the longest lines.

By   /  November 6, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet to the Journal Allsup issues ranking of VA Regional Offices by pending appeals since 2008; provides 10 tips to veterans for getting through disability claims backlog Belleville, Ill.-Nov. 5, 2013-Veterans with disabilities in Georgia, Florida, Texas, California and North Carolina are among those facing the longest lines of pending appeals for service-connected disabilities at [...]

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Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Service for Customers in 12 States

By   /  February 18, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal NEW ORLEANS, La.  – today announced that rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 12 states will receive loan guarantees to improve generation and transmission facilities and implement smart grid technologies. The announcement was made on the Secretary’s behalf by USDA Rural Utilities Acting Administrator John Padalino during the annual meeting [...]

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Georgia Human Trafficking Law Receives High Marks in National Study

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – Georgia is one of seven states to earn a “B” grade in a national study of state human trafficking laws. Shared Hope International, a non-profit committed to combating human trafficking, produces an annual report grading the effectiveness of each state’s human trafficking law. Georgia improved from a [...]

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Charter School Amendment Referendum

By   /  October 31, 2012  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet  By: Milt Thomas   Given the many issues that burden the November 6th Election, these clearly are times that truly try voters’ souls. In addition to the antagonistic Presidential Campaign, which ranks high among Georgia interests, another highly charged Georgia debate is waged on behalf of the Charter School Amendment Referendum that will appear on [...]

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.9 Million in Georgia to Build Infrastructure and Boost Job Growth

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet WASHINGTON — Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank today announced two Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants totaling $1.9 million that will help Georgia build critical infrastructure to support business development and job growth. According to grantee estimates, the projects will together create 275 jobs, save 175 jobs, and generate more than $133 million in [...]

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Shocked! Shocked! That There May Be Gambling In Georgia

By   /  June 2, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Republicans will be asked five non-binding questions when they vote in the July primary this year.  There will be the much publicized question about limiting gifts from lobbyists to legislators.  Voters will also be asked if active duty military members under the age of 21 should be allowed to obtain a Georgia [...]

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BISHOP CONGRATULATES AMERICAN IDOL WINNER PHILLIP PHILLIPS

By   /  May 25, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet   Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today congratulating Phillip Phillips, a Leesburg, Georgia native and the newest American Idol winner, after last night’s season finale: “I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to Phillip Phillips on this remarkable accomplishment.  He makes us so proud! “I [...]

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No Rush To Obamacaid

By   /  April 22, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     The Health Care Reform Law is more commonly known as the now pejorative Obamacare moniker, and is in the process of being phased in as the overriding health care policy of choice.  While much of the publicity regarding the law and its legality has focused on the individual mandate, the sweeping reforms [...]

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Why Phillip Phillips matters

By   /  April 21, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     There must be something in the water here.  I mean besides all of that calcium carbonate that gives us a higher rate of kidney stones than other parts of the country.  Albany, Leesburg, and the surrounding areas are flooded with greatness. Phillip Phillips signs are popping up everywhere like the dew on [...]

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