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House Bill 461: Meaningful legislation or a re-election tactic for 2012?

House Bill 461: Meaningful legislation or a re-election tactic for 2012?

Matt Hickman

March 17, 2011


Filed under Opinions

Yesterday I watched more than 10 hours of debate on the Georgia House floor. Most of the bills were well drafted and encouraged economic development, increased public safety or reduced environmental degradation. But one bill, House Bill 461, did none of these, and will surely die as it travels to the...

State budget priorities unbalanced and unfair

State budget priorities unbalanced and unfair

Kyle Shook

February 23, 2011


Filed under Opinions

In the shadow of the massive protests in Egypt that unseated a president, the shot seems to have been heard around the world. In Madison, Wisconsin, thousands of public employees (many of them teachers) came out in protest of plans by the Governor to limit collective bargaining, basically unplugging la...

SGA aims to save state-funded tuition grant

February 23, 2011


Filed under News

Student body president Trenton White said at last week’s senate meeting that SGA plans to fight the recently renewed push from state legislators to do away with the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, a scholarship that helps subsidize tuition costs at in-state private universities like Mercer. White...

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