Georgia had the fifth largest gross total sales of all lottery systems in the U.S. in fiscal year 2014. Of the top lottery systems, the Georgia Lottery transferred the second smallest percentage of sales back to the state in FY14. Georgia's transfer of 23.5 percent of total sales was lower than all but the Massachusetts Lottery, which transferred 20 percent of its total sales to the state treasury.
Please don't say anything to Junior E. Lee about this but I had several people come up to me after a recent speech to ask why they had not seen his observations in the paper recently. If he knew that, he might ask for a raise.
Last week, I joined colleagues on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in calling on President Obama to immediately remove Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen from his position.
August 04, 2015|
By U.S. Rep Buddy Carter
As tuition rises and pressures continue on the HOPE Scholarship and Grant and the need for additional Pre-K slots continues to increase, the conversation usually gets around to discussing the funding being produced by the state lottery. The Senate Budget and Evaluation Office has reviewed the legislation setting up the lottery and compared Georgia's lottery to other successful lotteries around the country.
I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a "bed-wetting liberal." No longer can I hide in the closet, among my bell-bottom pants and Nehru jackets that I am sure will be making a stylistic comeback one of these days.
In the wake of the tragic terrorist attack in Chattanooga, I cosponsored H.R. 3115, the Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act, to allow military personnel with firearms training to carry firearms on military bases and other installations, including recruitment centers.
A solid June revenue total of $1.81 billion capped fiscal year 2015 with the highest revenue collections in the state's history, totaling $19.028 billion. The gain over FY14 totaled $1.145 billion, a gain outdistancing all other years but 2006 and 2007. The overall growth rate of 6.4 percent put Georgia at the top of Southeastern states, as the state grew more than 7 percent in three of the four quarters and that quarter, July-September, 2014, grew at 5 percent.
Blessed are we, the peacemakers. Ours is a lonely lot. I had hoped I could cut back on pacifying petulant poops and spend more time on my latest passion - learning to play the flugelhorn. Alas, it is not to be. My skills as a peacemaker are once again required. And wouldn't you know it? I had just mastered the aria "Lascia ch'io pianga" from Handel's opera, "Rinaldo." Rats.
For most people, chronic homelessness among men would not be the first choice among problems to tackle in inner-city Atlanta. Millions of dollars in government and charitable programs give some of these men a warm bed at night, but that hasn't changed the underlying challenges that keep them on the streets.
When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law in 2010 by President Obama, it included many provisions to expand Medicaid services. Medicaid is a jointly-funded program between states and the federal government that provides health care for low-income children and pregnant women, the elderly, and the disabled.