ATLANTA (AP) - A new report shows a single mother in Fayette
County would have to earn over $42,000 a year - the highest amount
in the state - to avoid needing government assistance.
The report released by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Monday looks at what families must earn in each county to be
Fayette County had the state's highest standard for a single
parent, at $42,086. The lowest was in Baker County. There, one
parent with one child could get by on $20,280.
The group hopes state officials may use the report to help
determine guidelines for public assistance.