Last week, Gov. Nathan Deal proposed lowering the required GPA for the HOPE Grant back to 2.0. Tell us what you think of the proposal.
Students pursuing technical school degrees could soon face a lower GPA threshold. Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced a proposal to lower the required GPA of the HOPE Grant from its current 3.0 back to its original level—2.0. The aim of the proposed change is to strengthen Georgia’s workforce development efforts by expanding access to the HOPE Grant, which goes to students in the technical college system. “After talking with many members of the General Assembly and crunching the numbers at our budget office, I’m glad to report that we’ll be able to lower the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant back to 2.0 after raising it to 3.0 for budgetary reasons two years ago,” Deal said in a release from his office on Thursday. “I believe this …
House Bill 31 would ban in Georgia the use of phones while driving unless hands-free devices are used. Tell us if you would like to see the bill passed.
Friday, February 8
Proposed changes to state laws could one day have drivers putting down their cell phones while they are on the road. Several Georgia lawmakers are attempting to pass a bill that would ban the use of cell phones while driving. House Bill 31, if enacted, would make it against the law to use a “hand-held mobile telephone” while operating a motor vehicle in Georgia. However, the changes the approved bill would make to state laws would still allow for the use of hands-free devices while driving. There are already laws against texting while driving. State Rep. Rahn Mayo, D-Decatur, is the chief sponsor of the legislation; four other representatives have signed on as co-sponsors. According to Biz Journal, this is not the first time Mayo has …