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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
OCTOBER REVENUES MARK SLOWDOWN

State revenues were negative -3.2% for October and marked the second month out of the first four months that have been negative over the same month a year ago. Total revenues were $1.711 billion and were $56.4 million less than October of 2016.
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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
LOAN FORGIVENESS AUDIT

While the HOPE program remains the bulk of state-funded student scholarships, loan forgiveness programs make up an important part of our financial aid landscape. Loan forgiveness is an incentive typically used to recruit and retain individuals to high-need occupations or geographic areas. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, NOVEMBER 3, 2017
GEORGIA'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK PROGRAM

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is operated at the state level by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which uses federal funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The state CDBG program provides competitive grants to counties and municipal governments which are too small to be eligible for HUD's CDBG entitlement program; which grants funds directly to the large localities. (More)

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