Voting along party lines, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act Thursday which would double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The increase would take place gradually over six years.read more
The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has recognized the University System of Georgia as its 2019-2020 Exceptional Agency.read more
Georgia education officials are rethinking testing, and they have the blessings of the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.read more
Under current law, there is a six-month waiting period between retiring from military service and being considered for a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) position.read more
A lot has been made in recent weeks about housing affordability in the City of Atlanta. The mayor has made affordable housing one of her signature issues and media coverage of high rents and fancy townhomes is frequent. According to a new study however, relative to the rest of the country, Atlanta is still doing pretty good.read more
Former Governor Nathan Deal should have been a difficult act to follow when it comes to economic development, but Governor Brian Kemp and his administration continue to attract businesses, and more importantly jobs, to Georgia.read more
Discovery began Monday in the state’s voting rights lawsuit, the Fair Fight Action v. Raffensperger, and a tentative court date has been set for March 23, 2020 — the day before Georgia’s presidential primary.read more
Columbus City Manager Isaiah Hugley sat down with our friends at Georgia CEO this week to discuss the role the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) has played in helping his city grow and develop.read more
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A recent article in the AJC, based upon a 2016 audit and its follow-up, puts forth a conclusion that the Georgia Department of Transportation does not do enough to justify transportation projects.
From the “that’s pretty much the point” department: Georgia’s E-Verify law represents a challenge for illegal aliens who want to open a business and be more visible in Georgia. This critical analysis comes from the executive director and founder of an ethnic-based Decatur group headed by Gigi Pedraza.
Congress should replay Georgia’s old sweet song before questioning Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s credentials instead of his politics at his upcoming hearing. Down many roads these hearings will lead, yet they all lead back to whether Mueller was even qualified to lead the investigation in the first place. Luckily, my fellow Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumnus and U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga.– uniquely positioned to question Mueller– may well see the moonlight through the pines.