Despite a massive pro-transit campaign and the support of dozens of high profile state and local officials, the residents of Gwinnett County spoke loud and clear on Tuesday: they will not pay for MARTA expansion.read more
Douglas County’s Chief Assistant District Attorney David Emadi will serve as the next director of the state ethics commission.read more
Location, manpower and capacity were among the issues cited by U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01) when urging the Pentagon to consider Savannah as home to a new Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES) within the Air National Guard.read more
Governor Brian Kemp on Tuesday, flanked by Georgia legislative leaders, signed the amended fiscal year 2019 budget, which will tide the state over until FY 2020 begins July 1st.read more
Year two of the “Steeplechase Under New Ownership” era is coming up on April 6. Anthony-Scott and Phoebe Hobbs are the current owners of the Georgia Steeplechase, the spiritual successor to the famed Atlanta Steeplechase that ran for 52 years – same venue, same great racing… same great beverages if you’re into that kind of thing.read more
A bill that would require new electronic touch screen voting machines that print paper ballots is scheduled to go before the full state Senate Wednesday morning when it reconvenes for the 31st Legislative Day of the 2019 session.read more
Lawmakers were faced with deciding the fate of a number of education related bills on Crossover Day last Thursday.read more
It’s Georgia Ag Week this week. Everyone from the Commissioner of Agriculture, the Office of the Governor, UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and other ag-related groups are getting in on the act to promote Georgia’s largest industry.read more
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