In a election for the history books, Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States. Trump needed an almost perfect run through the swing states, and he got it, winning Ohio, North Carolina and Florida. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Georgia 51.22% to 45.73%. … more »
Governor Nathan Deal signed a $23.7 billion state budget this week that will increase state spending by $1.9 billion over the fiscal 2016 budget adopted last spring. Much of the new money was added in the areas of transportation, education and 3% merit-based raises for teachers and state employees.… more »
The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die as the clock struck 12:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25 after a session that saw many twist and turns on key legislation. In these 40 days, lawmakers approved budgets for the remainder of FY 2016 and FY 2017, as well as legislation that addressed… more »
HB 801, passed the Senate this week by a vote of 54-0. This bill revises the academic eligibility requirements to receive the HOPE scholarship by including computer science in the advanced science category. Beginning in academic year 2017-2018, the cumulative GPA for calculating HOPE would include weighted grades for specific science, technology,… more »
This week, the Georgia Senate voted 53-2 to pass the $23.7 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. The proposed budget for FY 2017 is $1.9 billion larger than the current spending plan, with much of the new money added in the areas of transportation… more »
HB 859, was heard this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would allow anyone with a weapons carry permit (must be 21 years of age and passed a background check) to carry a firearm anywhere on a public college, university, technical school, vocational school or other institution of postsecondary education,… more »
The Georgia State University football team was invited to the House of Representatives and the Senate to commend them on their record-breaking season. The team won its final four regular season games including a 34-7 win at Georgia Southern to become bowl eligible for the first time and… more »
Today, the Georgia House of Representatives voted 167-1 to pass the $23.7 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. The proposed budget for FY 2017 is $1.9 billion larger than the current spending plan, with much of the new money added in the areas of… more »
The Senate passed HB 750, the FY 2016 Amended budget by a vote of 49-0. The amended budget totals $23 billion, an increase of $1.1 billion over the budget originally adopted last year. Of the additional spending, $758 million will go toward road and bridge projects.
Georgia State University hosted its annual GSU Day at the Capitol this week. This year’s event highlighted Georgia State’s successful consolidation with Georgia Perimeter College, a record breaking year in research funding, athletic achievements and the national recognition for its innovative commitment to student success.