A bill that would expand reciprocity to 20 other states for Georgia gun owners, sportsmen and hunters holding a weapons carry license could get its first hearing as early as Monday, according to bill sponsor Representative Mandi Ballinger (R-Canton).read more
Two popular state tax-credit programs that raise money for rural hospitals and private-school scholarships are having more trouble attracting donors than when they were first launched, a problem supporters blame on federal tax laws.read more
A group of state lawmakers are coming out in support of President Donald J. Trump, the U.S. Armed Forces and intelligence agencies on a recent military operation that resulted in the death of Qasem Soleimani.read more
On Tuesday, the Atlanta City Council moved forward with legislation that would amend the city’s charter and create an Office of Inspector General.read more
It is the second week of the Georgia General Assembly and that means budget talks are underway. This year talks could get more intense as lawmakers look for ways to trim the budget and meet the challenge by Governor Brian Kemp to cut spending by 4 percent this fiscal year and another 6 percent in fiscal year 2021.read more
The State Capitol Tuesday played host to the state’s annual Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day, which celebrates and recognizes the tourism and hospitality industries and the massive impact they have on the Georgia economy.read more
We are only a week into the 2020 legislative session and two different bills impacting Georgia elections have already been filed.read more
When Atlanta voters approved a sales tax hike in 2016 to go towards transit expansion, the BeltLine was expected to be a key recipient. After all, the trail as first conceived was meant to be a transit initiative to help Atlantans move around the city without needing to use its overcrowded roadways.read more
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National School Choice Week takes place the week of January 26 and, according to the National School Choice Alliance, a record-breaking 1,950 events and activities will mark the annual celebration in Georgia.
One of my colleagues enjoys pointing out that many red states, including my home state of Georgia, engage in nanny-state lawmaking and attempt to restrict largely innocuous behavior.
As Georgia’s gang crisis deepens, an eerie parallel emerges with a previous blight in Southern history. Shamefully, Southern politicians advocated for Tenth Amendment protection of slave-property rights and to defend Jim Crow.