Yesterday Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the city’s purchase of a $26 million stretch of land from railroad company CSX that will form the Southside Trail, a 4.5 mile stretch that will link the Eastside and Westside portions of the Atlanta BeltLine.read more
Headed into the home stretch of the legislative session, a whirlwind look from Wednesday:read more
Sunday brunchers rejoice – the bill to move up the start time for alcohol sales has finally passed through the Georgia legislature and is on its way to the desk of Governor Nathan Deal.read more
No one has made any official announcement but if we look back at the end of the week, you might be able to call this Transit Week. Or at the very least maybe March will be Transit Month. Either that or a lot of Georgia politics watchers hoping for a transit push will be very disappointed.read more
The state’s net tax collections for February were up nearly 5 percent, according to Gov. Nathan Deal. The Governor reported Friday that February’s tax collections totaled $1.23 billion, for an increase of nearly $55.9 million, or 4.8 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled almost $1.18 billion.read more
“It is exciting and humbling to look around me and see so many people who have come here today to support me,” said State Senator Josh McKoon, R- Columbus. Standing with his wife, various peers from the State Senate and more than 50 supporters on the stairs in the state Capitol, McKoon announced yesterday that he is “officially in the race” for Georgia Secretary of State.read more
As committees debated the merit of bills in their respective meeting rooms on Thursday, another meeting was held whose outcome may ultimately impact the state more than any single piece of legislation under consideration.read more
Last week WSB-TV reported that profanity-laced text messages revealed an Atlanta city spokeswoman advising an Atlanta city hall official to be “as unhelpful as possible” in responding to a lawful open records request.read more
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Culminating nearly two years of research and focus on issues plaguing the non-metro areas of Georgia, the Georgia House passed HB 951, sponsored by Rep. Jason Shaw (R-Lakeland), establishing a Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation.
There’s no quick fix to enhancing educational outcomes in Georgia. Despite what Democrats claim, there’s no amount of money either that can magically make all students – regardless of zip code – reach their full potential. However, there are several things that I will immediately do as Georgia’s next governor to move the needle and ensure a bright and promising future for local students.