Ralston continues efforts to move primary in Georgia

Speaker of the House David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) says he will continue his efforts to move Georgia’s primary past the currently scheduled May 19 date into June. This comes after Gov. Brian Kemp said in a media event Wednesday that he has no authority under the current state of emergency order to delay an election.

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Kemp issues shelter-in-place order

Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that he is imposing a statewide shelter-in-place to begin tomorrow, April 3. And while he touched on some of the key aspects of the order — including keeping public K-12 schools out for the remainder of the year — the Governor said full details with the exceptions will be published on the state website today.

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Rural Georgia getting internet boost

High-speed internet expansion into rural Georgia has been a goal for legislators for some time. Reliable, high-speed internet is a critical component of economic expansion and the legislature has been trying to find solutions for several years, while also trying to balance the free market and business concerns of a Republican-led legislature.

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Georgia 2nd in the country for solar job growth in 2019

Georgia is quickly becoming one of the bright spots in solar job growth in the country. According to information released Tuesday, Georgia ranked second in the U.S. for solar job growth in 2019 and led in percentage growth at 29 percent more jobs than 2018 — trailing only Florida in total job increase.

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Kemp: Social Distancing will be enforced at lakes, state parks

Governor Brian Kemp made two major announcements regarding COVID-19 Sunday – first that the state will enforce social distancing at parks and lakes and second that President Donald Trump has approved Georgia’s disaster declaration and cleared the way for direct federal assistance as the state fights the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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When Lawmakers Return, Some Promising Bills Await Them

“I am not superstitious, but I am a little stitious,” The Office’s Michael Scott once said. While the statement was intended to be comical, I sometimes sympathize with it. Indeed, when Georgia’s 2020 legislative session convened on Jan. 13 amid a torrential downpour, followed by a power outage at the Capitol, I became a “little stitious” and grew concerned.

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The lack of civics education in our country is a threat to the future of our democracy, and we’re going in the wrong direction. Consider that over one in three Americans could not name a single right protected by the First Amendment, according to the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

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GWCC donates to Atlanta schools

From March 15 through March 24, the Georgia World Congress Center, in collaboration with Goodr, donated approximately 12,100 pounds of produce and perishables to Atlanta Public Schools, which are serving as mobile grocery sites for students and families, and to Atlanta Mission, a local non-profit serving the homeless population. This translates to more than 10,000 meals.  Such an act of generosity in these difficult times has the GWCC RISING…

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