Georgians got their first look at Governor Brian Kemp’s health care plan Wednesday as Floor Leader, Senator Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia), introduced the Patients First Act (SB 106) in the State Senate.read more
As Republicans and Democrats negotiate over the proposed funding bill that would stave off another government shutdown on Friday, Georgia’s senators are making sure that farmers in their home state get the aid they direly need.read more
The election saga in Northeast Georgia’s House District 28 has been among the longest and strangest in recent memory, and in the latest twist the Secretary of State’s office has opened an investigation into voter fraud in the district.read more
Members of the Senate Education and Youth Committee got their first look at a bill aimed at identifying and supporting students with dyslexia, but were told by the bill sponsor that more changes are on the way.read more
Tuesday was Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the Georgia Capitol. It was a first for Governor Kemp and a “Chamber” day for the new governor and industry professionals to show off the state. Tourism continues to grow as an industry in Georgia and has an annual impact of more than $63 billion.read more
For those Georgians who didn’t have a dog in the Super Bowl hunt – which was probably most of us – perhaps the most entertaining, although not surprising news of the evening was the creativity displayed in the Big Game’s commercials.read more
On the same day that President Trump was scheduled to give his State of the Union address, State School Superintendent Richard Woods gave members of the House and Senate Education Committees his State of Education report.read more
The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania (TTCSP) recently released their annual think tank index report. For the second consecutive year, Georgia’s own Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF) was named in the top global independent think thanks list.read more
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Last year a group of concerned East Cobb citizens, after announcement of a cityhood group for South Cobb, decided to conduct an informal survey about creating their own city.
In last year’s legislative session Republican state Senator Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) introduced legislation that gutted the process intended to ensure that the Georgia Department of Transportation hires contractors that are using a legal workforce.
After a University of Georgia teaching assistant wrote on Facebook last week that “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom,” the University System chancellor and Board Regents have been internally debating an employee’s free speech rights versus the right of an employer to fire an employee.