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.read more
At their meeting on Wednesday, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved legislation for $10 million in emergency funding to support community related services.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
There has been a lot of talk lately around Georgia’s planned May 19 primary, including calls by one of the state’s top lawmakers to move the election date into June because of concerns with the COVID-19 outbreak.read more
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.read more
The coronavirus outbreak has thrown a wrench into just about every facet of daily living in Georgia, but the state’s economic development professionals are trucking ahead.read more
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