“Merging Historically Black Colleges such as Savannah State University and Albany State College with nearby white-majority schools, Armstrong Atlantic State University and Darton College, will save our taxpayers and the state a significant amount of money. It is not my intention to close any of these institutions, but to strengthen them and make them better. HBCUs should keep their historical significance. This suggestion will require research, but now is the time to examine cost-saving solutions in this tight economic climate.
WOODSTOCK (December 3, 2008) – State Senator Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) today announced the details for his annual PAGE Contest. Beginning its seventh year, students between the ages of 12-17 and who live in southern Cherokee County or Northeast Cobb County can enter to serve a day at the State Capitol working as an official PAGE during the 2009 Legislative Session.
“I am disappointed that the Board of Regents has decided to impose additional cost burdens on
students as a way to balance their budget. They should take responsibility and instead look diligently at their own non-essential spending.
Georgia families are struggling to make ends meet and the Board of Regents should not protect their status quo by balancing their budgets on struggling students’ and parents’ pocket books.
ATLANTA (December 2, 2008) – Senate Appropriations subcommittee meetings resumed today at the Capitol with the Education subcommittee and the Best Value in Government Task Force joint workshop. The subcommittee discussed agency reports, efficiencies, and cost savings for the Department of Education (DOE) and Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). Senators Dan Moody (R-Johns Creek) and Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) co-chaired the meeting.
ATLANTA (December 1, 2008) – Senate Appropriations subcommittee meetings continued today with the Higher Education subcommittee and the Best Value in Government Task Force joining for a workshop at the Capitol. The subcommittee discussed agency reports, efficiencies, and cost savings for the Board of Regents and Technical College System of Georgia. Senators John Wiles (R-Marietta) and Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) co-chaired the meeting.