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January 30, 2018   |  American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Of the 14,863 bridges in Georgia, 692, or 4.6 percent, are classified as structurally deficient. 

 

December 21, 2017   |  Substance Abuse Research Alliance
Opioid overdose death rates including heroin in Georgia have increased significantly – from 1.4 to 9.5 per 100,000 persons between 1999 and 2016.

 

March 24, 2017   |  U.S. Department of Transportation
The noise map facilitates the tracking of trends in transportation-related noise for multiple transportation modes.

 

March 9, 2017   |  American Society of Civil Engineers
From 2016 to 2025, each household will lose $3,400 each year in disposable income due to the nation's infrastructure deficiencies.

 

July 25, 2016   |  U.S. Census Bureau
In 1975, nearly three in four 30-year-olds had married, had a child, were not enrolled in school, and lived on their own. In 2015, just one in three 30-year-olds have these characteristics.

 

August 10, 2015   |  Georgia Budget & Policy Institute
In Georgia, a person with a college education earns more than two and half times more than a person without a high school diploma. 

 

March 20, 2015   |  Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor
Sixty-four percent of Americans believe that more progress is being made at the state and local level rather than at the national level.

 

January 29, 2015   |  Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Georgia’s assortment of tax breaks is projected to cost the state treasury an estimated $8 billion in the 2016 budget year.

 

August 5, 2014   |  Georgia Budget & Policy Institute
Georgia’s mid-wage industries comprised 52% of private sector job losses during the Great Recession but only 15% of job gains during the economic recovery.

 

May 13, 2014   |  Georgia Budget & Policy Institute
Changes to Georgia's tax laws during the 2014 Legislative Session are estimated to cost local governments over $153 million between FY 2015 and FY 2019.

 

April 2, 2014   |  National Association of Realtors
A majority of Americans favor a neighborhood with a mix of houses, stores, and other businesses that are within walking distance, rather than neighborhoods requiring driving between home, work, and recreation.

 

October 18, 2013   |  Southern Education Foundation
At 57%, Georgia ranks sixth in the nation for the percentage of public school students that come from low-income households.

 

September 26, 2013   |  Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
Individuals with a bachelor degree or higher earn 2.6 times more than someone with less than a high school diploma and have an unemployment rate that is significantly lower.