State Rep. Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville) believes Georgia has become a leader and a model state in infrastructure and he hopes that will continue. That’s one reason he is pushing for an extension of the Georgia Commission on Freight & Logistics that he co-chairs with state Sen. Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta).read more
InsiderAdvantage has learned that Gov. Brian Kemp, in the aftermath of rioting and looting that rocked Atlanta last night and early Saturday morning, is sending 1,500 National Guardsman to Georgia’s capital to assist with law enforcement.read more
One of Georgia’s three Youth ChalleNGe Program academies will most likely become a victim of the state’s budget cuts for FY21. General Thomas Carden, Jr., The Adjutant General for Georgia, described the cut as “one of the largest and most painful budget cuts” for FY 21 when addressing members of the Senate Appropriations Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.read more
Five commissioners in Georgia’s third most populous county this week took direct action to stimulate the economy by unanimously approving over $50 million in federal aid to combat the economic fallout from COVID-19.read more
COVID-19 has affected Georgians in many different ways. As businesses and governments shifted into shutdown, many started to wonder how they were going to pay their bills, rent and mortgages. As more and more segments of the economy shut down jobs were lost at record levels, people panicked and the federal government stepped in to the rescue with the CARES Act.read more
Somewhat hidden from the headlines in the upcoming June 9 election are two nonpartisan races for Georgia’s State Supreme Court justices. And this time, both sitting judges are facing opposition.read more
The Georgia Department of Agriculture will continue its Georgia Grown To-Go events today in Gwinnett, as part of its “Buy Georgia Grown, Now More Than Ever” campaign.read more
The May 31st broadcast opens with debate over the governor’s COVID-19 announcements re reopening of nightclubs & bars under certain conditions.read more
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