First Slice 4-1-15: Georgia’s budget boosts judge pay, education cash, ethics commission funding

Tourist attraction tax breaks, Nigerian elections, and more


Georgia lawmakers have signed off on a $40 billion budget that boosts judge salaries, raises education funding, and creates new ethics commission staff positions.

Why Atlanta’s highways have led to countless truck rollovers and more than 200 deaths.

Tax breaks for tourist attractions! Gold Dome lawmakers are looking to give Zoo Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium, and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History some help with construction supplies.

Meet Ronald Johnson, Clark Atlanta University’s new president, starting July 1.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence didn’t expect state’s “religious freedom” bill to spark economic boycotts and political backlash. “Was I expecting this kind of backlash? Heavens no,” he told reporters. Protestors at the Georgia Capitol yesterday reminded lawmakers about the potential harm of such legislation.

In a deadly and error-ridden election, former dictator Muhammadu Buhari has topped incumbent Goodluck Jonathan to become Nigeria’s next president.

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