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Oct. 5

October 5, 2011 --

Report: Farm labor shortages may cost Ga. economy $391M The scary side of day care Lawsuit claims banks cheated veterans with fees Forsyth Co. commissioner sought attorney general’s e-mails APS officials want erasure analysis thrown out Lawmakers call for 3rd-party inspection to protect Ogeechee Lawsuit: Columbus city manager covered up arks & Rec scandal

April 22

April 22, 2011 --

Immigration lawyer: HB87 will ‘obliterate’ Ga.’s economy Cobb ADA appeals dismissal of EMC indictment Nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle shuts down Judge to state: Look again at giant coal plant’s permit Ga. Tech professor sues for racial discrimination Failed bank’s lawsuit still pending against lawmakers Bishop Eddie Long case close to resolution Inquiry into Valdosta […]

Ga. Public Health let $12M go uncollected from insurers

November 19, 2010 --

Georgia didn’t collect at least $12 million from three insurers for vaccines for children insured in government health programs, Georgia Health News reports. Peach State Health Plan, WellCare and Amerigroup accumulated the debts between January 2007 and early to mid-2009 and still owed the money as recently as two months ago. The debts accrued as […]

Do direct stimulus jobs really cost $533,000 apiece?

Do direct stimulus jobs really cost $533,000 apiece?
October 18, 2009 --

On Thursday, the government released data claiming $16 billion in stimulus money has saved or created 30,383 jobs. Extrapolating those numbers, the administration’s chief economist estimated total stimulus spending would mean more than 1 million new or saved jobs. But do the 30,000 jobs represent a good return? And since the federal contracts for which data was reported this week represent just a sliver of the overall stimulus package, what do they really say about the impact of the stimulus as a whole?