House committee shoots down horse racing bill 

  One of several bills that would allow horse racing in Georgia was shot down by a House committee Thursday. Racing to meet a deadline for Monday for Crossover Day Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) presented HR 184 to members of the House Economic Development and...

Atlanta’s changing demographics, politics

Changing demographics in Atlanta are not a surprise to anyone following the situation over the past several years. The city has seen overall explosive growth over the past decade, recently topping 500,000 residents for the first time in the city’s history.  With all...

Legislature leaning status quo on tax credits

  It’s not often that Georgia’s two main think tanks for state politics, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF) and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), agree on an issue. But when it comes to tax credits, the two ideological opponents find...

Legislation Moving That You May Have Missed 

Improving the educational experience for Georgia’s high school students is an issue in every General Assembly. In the past few years, the needs of home schooled students and parents have also been added to the agenda. One example this year is Senate passage...

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