A political group founded by billionaire brothers Charles and David
Koch wants Georgia’s utility regulators to reject a plan requiring
Southern Co. to buy more solar energy, but an Associated Press
review finds it has used misleading figures to build its case.
The Georgia chapter of Americans For Prosperity, founded by
billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants Georgia’s utility
regulators to reject a solar energy plan in Georgia. But an
Associated Press review ahead of a vote on the issue finds that it
has used misleading figures to build its case.
The Georgia chapter of Americans For Prosperity has said in mass
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ATLANTA, Georgia (AFP) – A controversial immigration law in the US
state of Georgia has brought unintended results, forcing farmers to
reluctantly turn to ex-convicts as Latin American manual workers flee.
Low-skilled, undocumented workers, who for years have formed the backbone
of this southern state’s farming economy, have bolted in the lead-up
to the law taking effect on July 1, fearing deportation if caught
The measure’s mainly Republican supporters argue that the state needs
to enforce immigration laws in the absence of effective federal action,
saying schools, jails and hospitals are overburdened by illegal aliens.
But as the full cost of the immigration reform emerges in the form of
an estimated millions of dollars worth of crops rotting in fields, it
could alarm other states that have passed or are considering similar
The story quotes the figure of 11,000 needed workers,
and quotes some farmers about that the state’s scheme to
send people on probation to work on farms:
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