The Senate Rules Committee just put HB 326, the bill containing changes to the HOPE scholarship, on the Tuesday calendar for a full floor vote.
There have been signs, however faint, of GOP wavering in the Senate. Some of the credit for raising doubt goes to state Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, who has sent out individual letters to all 55 of his colleagues — laying out how many students in each of their counties would retain full HOPE coverage under the Democratic plan.
Democrats are advocating an income cap that would restrict HOPE grants to families that earn under $140,000.
See the county-by-county spreadsheet here. Clearly, rural Georgia would benefit more under an income cap.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider