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I am duly impressed. My last use of ABY was in May/June of 2011, so that is a DRAMATIC improvement. Congratulations Ms. Aehle and thanks for the feedback!
Thanks for the correction Terry. I remember going thru health insurance quotes for the company I worked for at the time, comparing those costs with other locations around the country, and being utterly disgusted with the whole CON process, the apparent Phoebe agenda, and the obvious consequences. I relocated soon after, a bit before the merger was announced.
Why should HCA reopen a facility in SWGA? They already determined they will not be allowed to provide services in competition to Phoebe, which is likely why they sold in the first place. Antitrust issues appear to only be the end result of a long process which begins with the "Certificate of Need" process. The goal of the CON program as defined on georgia.gov is noble. Unfortunately the process has been perverted to stifle competition.
Until the airport has dependable reasonably priced service, people will continue to drive to Atlanta or Columbus. You can offer free food, foot rubs, and curb to planeside valet service with all the soothing music and cushy furniture you want but if the plane ain't there when its supposed to be, its all moot. If ASA had provided scheduled service (I didn't even care about the reasonably priced part). an old bus shelter would have been sufficient for me to use ABY.
A Fiery Blaze? Is there another kind?
The Department of Repetition Department scores again...
I guess I need to re-read the article myself. Mea culpa. The FTE does come only from the state. What sort of compensation does DOD provide to DCSS for students from the base?
100 students would seem to be far short of the critical mass needed to justify another school.
Re-read the article. DOD pays DCSS $3800/pupil.
I am curious about one thing. Many of the military families live "on the economy" and pay taxes either as homeowners or indirectly thru rent. Does DCSS get $3800 for those students also? If they do, it sounds like a fairly lucrative "double dip".
As a "Military Brat" I can attest to the rigors of being uprooted every 2-3 years. Being plopped into a dysfunctional situation like DCSS is clearly not optimal. Our service members put up with a lot. Sub-standard education for their children based on where they are stationed should not be something they have to deal with.
DCSS clearly feels the pain of losing this payment due to students attending other districts, otherwise why would they bother with a proposal such as this?
So if I move back to GA with my out of state purchased vehicles I pay 6.5%. Do I get a (partial) rebate when I leave the state in a couple years? No? Up yours Georgia...
Me thinks Mr.Pike "repurposed" the sponsorship money. When that $10K+ appeared in his account he decided to double down and try his hand at being a sports mogul, and to heck with those he owed. Oops.
And to respond to Ms. Hubbard, I wouldn't say he is particularly brilliant, but he would appear to be a great deal brighter than you...
Its been a year and a half since I gave up on ABY. Has ASA started treating ABY as a destination worth providing scheduled service to? It got so I felt better buying a lotttery ticket than basing a business trip on a flight in or out of ABY.
They could take ATLs new terminal and plop it in Albany and it won't make a shred of difference if there is not dependable service.
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