COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than a half-million unemployed workers in Ohio and several other states are missing out on extended federal benefits because of the way laws in their states are written. The economic stimulus package allows states with high unemployment to provide up to 20 weeks of extended federal benefits to workers who have exhausted other government benefits. But 13 states and the District of Columbia have laws written in ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Plans to raise the sales tax to pay for transportation projects in Georgia have hit a speed bump.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the nation's school districts strapped for cash, more are considering a schedule that delights students and makes working parents cringe: Class only four days a week.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Miss Manners would like you to put down your cell phone and consider: What would George Washington do?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss visited the nation's capital on Wednesday to call attention to the most endangered Civil War battlefields.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants governors to hurry up and begin building bridges and schools to revive the economy. His administration is learning that spending $787 billion as quickly and transparently as promised is no easy task.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Pillars of the community are now pariahs fearing for their safety in a ritzy area of Connecticut home to many executives at American International Group Inc., hit with a backlash over bonuses it paid to top brass even as it accepted federal bailout money.
ATLANTA (AP) - Frustrated black lawmakers staged a walkout Friday after the Georgia House decided to delay another vote on a resolution that would have honored President Barack Obama as a politician with an "unimpeachable reputation for integrity, vision and passion."
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade, according to the latest congressional estimates, significantly worse than predicted by the White House just last month.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has voted to broaden the state's new tuition tax credit program, which gives income tax credits to donors who contribute to scholarship programs for students to attend private schools.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has approved a move to pay more than $700,000 to a Georgia man who was wrongly convicted of rape.
ATLANTA (AP) - Students would soon have to complete an annual physical fitness testing under a measure that cleared the Georgia Legislature.
WASHINGTON (AP) - At least 13 firms receiving billions of dollars in bailout money owe a total of more than $220 million in unpaid federal taxes, a key lawmaker said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Tuesday voted to scrap the system that awards members of Congress an automatic cost-of-living pay raise every year.
A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
Leland Smith, a 79-year-old great-grandfather from Jesup, recently won a $100,000 playing the Monopoly Millionaire instant game.
Armstrong Atlantic State University on Wednesday announced a major initiative for the Armstrong-Liberty Center. In partnership with the city of Hinesville, the university will build an expanded, new facility in downtown Hinesville to accommodate more students, programs, classroom and laboratory space.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.
State Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter announced Monday his intention to run for U.S. Congress in Georgia's 1st District. The announcement was made throughout the day during stops in Savannah, Hinesville and Brunswick.
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