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Gas prices falling in Georgia, but are still higher than the same time last year

(The Center Square) — Georgia motorists continue to see a bit of relief as gas prices drop, but they remain higher than a year ago. In Georgia, a gallon of regular unleaded gas averages $3.77, according to AAA. While the average is 13 cents less than a week ago and 59 cents less than a month ago, it is 81 cents higher than last year. According to AAA, Georgia motorists will pay $56.55 to fill

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Georgia pension fund provides 1.5% cost of living adjustment to help retirees

(The Center Square) — Retired Georgia state employees started receiving a 1.5% cost-of-living adjustment with their monthly benefit payment, which state lawmakers say is needed amid rising inflation. In passing the $30.2 billion fiscal 2023 state budget with House Bill 911, Georgia lawmakers allocated $119.6 million to increase the employer contribution rate for several retirement plans. The spending plan represented a roughly 10.8% increase over last year’s budget. In addition to the COLA for Employees’