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APN Issues Atlanta Council Scorecard for Summer 2013

  (APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News has issued an updated Atlanta City Council Scorecard for Summer 2013, which may be the last updated scorecard before Municipal Elections this November.   The Scorecard–which APN believes is the most comprehensive, voting record-based Scorecard for this Council that is available to Atlanta voters–now includes a total of 43 items, dating from 2003 […]

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Atlanta Council Approves Controversial New Football Stadium

(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, March 18, 2013, the City Council of Atlanta approved the extension of the Hotel Motel tax through 2050, in order to provide public funding for the construction of a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons football team, in Atlanta’s Vine City neighborhood, in a vote of 11 to 4. As previously reported by APN, the […]

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Issues for 2013

  Issues for 2013 1. Education Georgia public schools have a high school graduation rate of 67.5%, the third worst in the nation. Yet the cost per public school student, $10,587, is nearly $1,000 more than the national average. Charter schools can offer parents and children an alternative to a poorly performing traditional public school. Last summer, Georgians voted to […]

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