ATLANTA — State officials say Georgia’s net tax collections for August totaled $1.39 billion, up 3.5 percent from a year ago.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday announced the August revenue numbers, which totaled $1.39 billion. He said that is an increase of $47 million when compared to August 2013.
So far this year, net tax revenue collections totaled $2.88 billion. Deal said in a statement that represents an increase of $125 million -- or 4.5 percent -- compared to this point during the previous fiscal year.
ATLANTA -- A federal agency has warned Georgia officials that it will end Medicaid payments to an Augusta facility for the developmentally disabled unless the state improves conditions there.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in an August report, said the state-run Gracewood Developmental Center has repeatedly failed to ensure the safety of patients, who have been subjected to physical and verbal abuse.
ATLANTA — S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.