News for Monday, June 11, 2012

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Lovejoy council adopts leaner 2013 budget

Mayor promises 2-mil tax cut

Lovejoy’s city council adopted a 2013 fiscal-year budget Monday that Mayor Bobby Cartwright said will allow the municipality to cut property tax bills by 2 mils, fulfilling one of his campaign promises.

Business-financing workshop planned for next week

Clayton State’s Small Business Development Center is taking registrations for a free workshop next week devoted to helping businesses find money.

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District will offer fine arts program for K-12

For the first time, Clayton County Public Schools will expand its fine arts magnet program into its middle schools.

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CSU welcomes new vice president for external relations

Kate Troelstra began her new position Monday as the new Vice President for External Relations, for Clayton State University.

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GOP has Latino options — Michael Reagan

It’s hard to blame Latinos for not liking Republicans. The GOP only pays attention to them in election years. And when it courts the Latino community, the GOP doesn’t shape its message to fit their needs or appeal to their conservative family values; it delivers tired economic boilerplate about the benefits of lower taxes.

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Congress is tuning out — Peter Funt

Sparse attendance in Congress is an historical fact, but this scene was depressing nonetheless. The situation has gradually worsened as television and the Internet make it easier for members to stay in touch without actually setting foot in the chambers.

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