The Senate Higher Education Committee is considering proposed legislation that would create a joint study committee that would focus on strengthening Georgia’s future workforce. House Resolution 154 was presented to the committee Monday morning by Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) but has bipartisan support with 40 Republican and Democrat co-signers.read more
The Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard yesterday reported 2,048,591 total vaccine doses administered statewide, accounting for 82.57 percent of the state’s received allocation. That means Georgia administered one million vaccines in just twenty five days.read more
The House Government Affairs committee gave approval to a bill Wednesday that would prohibit cities and counties from reducing spending on their police departments by more than 5 percent a year. HB 286, sponsored by Rep. Houston Gaines (R-Athens), made its way through a subcommittee Tuesday morning, before getting the ‘Do Pass’ recommendation from the full committee late Wednesday afternoon.read more
Everyone knows that agriculture is Georgia’s largest industry. Or at least they should, according to Lauren Goble of the Georgia Farm Bureau.read more
Freezing temperatures did little to slow down a hot day under the Gold Dome Tuesday, with the legislative session in full gear and some major pieces of legislation announced.read more
Legalizing pari-mutuel betting on horse racing in Georgia would generate commercial investment and create jobs without using tax dollars, state Sen. Brandon Beach said Tuesday.read more
The Senate Subcommittee on Ethics will consider several election reform bills this morning — including one by Senate Pro-Tem Butch Miller (R-Gainesville) that would call on members of the State Election Board to appoint a chief elections assistance officer.read more
The Feb. 28th show opens with Republican and Democrat panelists clashing over GOP-led election reform legislation, especially photo ID requirements for absentee ballots, limits on absentee ballot drop boxes and reduced Sunday voting.read more
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It was widely recognized that Georgia might vote for a Democrat campaigning statewide, but many doubted that the state was on the verge of such a dramatic change. Now that the state has voted for Joe Biden and sent Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the Senate, there can be no doubt that Georgia is a tossup state where each party has a shot at victory.
Yesterday I criticized the editors and reporters with the state’s largest newspaper— the Atlanta Journal-Constitution— for appearing to be in a state of perpetual denial when it comes to the state’s criminal gang crisis. Today’s piece continues and expands on that theme.