Funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) continues to roll out – $1.9 trillion is a lot of money. The state-directed portion of the funds totaled up to $195.3 billion split out between the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Final rules on the spending were issued by the U.S. Treasury in January this year, after the ARPA’s passage in March of 2021.read more
Atlanta Technical College works closely with local governments and businesses as part of its comprehensive apprenticeship model, which puts students out in the community to get on-the-job training in real time. Learn more about ATC is plugging itself directly into the workforce with this video from Georgia CEO:read more
They didn’t want to do it but, after advice from their attorney, Democrats who control the DeKalb County Board of Education narrowly approved a policy about resolving complaints regarding “divisive racial concepts” after previously postponing a vote.read more
Since taking office in January Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ chief priority has been addressing the city’s surging violent crime rate. Not far behind that, the city’s homelessness problem and related issues regarding mental health, substance abuse, and then of course the crime that so often accompanies them.read more
A House Study Committee on State and Local Law Enforcement Salaries, tasked with looking at and comparing law enforcement salaries across Georgia with those offered by other states, will hold its first meeting on Thursday at the John Pope Technology Center in Americus.read more
It’s not too often the Secretary of the Interior makes their way to Georgia. As the agency in charge of national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges and some other public lands, the Secretary is often focused out West.read more
As one of the South’s economic powerhouses since sweeping up all the ash after Gen. William Sherman traveled through, Atlanta has a significant legacy of legal prowess with some of the country’s biggest firms finding a home in town.read more
The agency in charge of Georgia’s medical cannabis program has awarded the first two production licenses for a product the General Assembly legalized seven years ago but that has yet to materialize.read more
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In the now-distant past, the top priorities for the Democrat Party reflected views held by many middle- and working-class Americans, and included health insurance, higher wages, and support for public education. That once moderate set of priorities has now morphed into an agenda more at home in a European socialist country than middle America.
As the Atlanta City Council member for District 8, the western half of Buckhead, I am often asked: What is causing Buckhead residents to entertain the idea of forming their own city government, separate from Atlanta?
I’d trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday
–Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, “Me and Bobby McGee”