Georgia lawmakers met in special session last week, and walked away Saturday morning with a hurricane relief package, a tax credit for certain taxpayers within Southwest Georgia’s timber industry who incurred significant expenses due to Hurricane Michael and suspension of the collection of the state’s 4 percent sales and use tax on jet fuel through the end of FY 2019.read more
Metro Atlanta area 60 Minutes watchers might have remembered a familiar face during the Sunday night staple program.read more
U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Budget Committee, is proposing a number of “bold changes” to repair what he calls a broken funding process.read more
Harris Hines was born in Atlanta during World War II and graduated from Emory University, where he also got his law degree. Governor Jimmy Carter appointed him to serve on the State Court of Cobb County in 1974 and he would also serve on the Cobb County Superior Court before an appointment to the Supreme Court in 1995 by Governor Zell Miller.read more
Despite court suits delaying the certification of votes from all 159 Georgia counties, the numbers tallied in the gubernatorial race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacy Abrams haven’t really changed since election night. Consider the totals compiled as of noon yesterday:read more
A Joint House and Senate Study Commission on Low THC Medical Oil Access continued their hearings Wednesday as lawmakers returned to the State Capitol for a special session of the General Assembly.read more
After hearing hundreds of comments and suggestions from parents, teachers, students, administrators and other key stakeholders during five previous meetings across the state, members of the Senate School Safety Study Committee held their sixth and final meeting Tuesday morning at the State Capitol to adopt their findings and recommendations.read more
Cybersecurity has become a major issue in Georgia in recent years, both for private businesses and the state’s government. It even played a part in the midterms, where the potential vulnerability of the state’s election systems was called into question.read more
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