Total tax burden: How does Georgia measure up?

12:30 pm Apr. 5, 2017

With tax day approaching, Wallethub.com released a nationwide report Wednesday showing how all 50 states tax their citizens on income, property and purchases.

The study ranked Georgia 32nd in the study with an overall tax burden of 8.2 percent of individual personal income. The Washington, DC,-based financial services website ranked Georgia slightly better than Arizona and just behind Washington state.

Georgia was near the middle of the nation on property tax (2.8 percent) income

You’re twice as likely to be shot to death in Georgia than in New York (and other gun violence facts)

11:00 am Mar. 28, 2017

Statistics can be tricky in the best of situations. But when it comes to gun violence, the numbers can turn the most civil discussion into an argument.

Second Amendment supporters often question the validity of data concerning firearms deaths. They suggest that suicides or accidental killings shouldn’t be lumped in with homicides – and that the rate of gun deaths is more meaningful than the sheer number.

With those ideas in

Georgians on the hook for failure of long-term care insurance firm

7:00 am Mar. 21, 2017

A massive insurance company failure could cost Georgia millions of dollars. What’s more, some of the 2,000 Georgia residents who purchased long-term care insurance from the company could eventually be left without enough money to pay nursing home bills.

Penn Treaty Network Insurance Company and its subsidiary American Network Insurance Company are short nearly $4 billion needed to cover promised long-term care insurance benefits to policyholders nationwide. Plans to salvage