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Affordable housing challenge puts local control issue in the spotlight

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Affordable housing challenge puts local control issue in the spotlight

As high-tech manufacturing plants – many in the electric vehicle and battery sectors – are lured to Georgia, affordable housing for workers is emerging as a key challenge. Jan. 30, 8:58 AM


Georgia still a red state, Loeffler insists in new report

Georgia still a red state, Loeffler insists in new report

The 2022 Impact Report was released Tuesday by former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who chaired the conservative voter mobilization group Greater Georgia during the 2022 election cycle Jan. 30, 9:34 AM

​State energy regulators approve Georgia Power rate hike

​State energy regulators approve Georgia Power rate hike

The state Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a $1.8 billion rate increase requested by Georgia Power Tuesday Dec. 28, 4:30 PM



Ralston stepping down as Georgia House speaker

Ralston stepping down as Georgia House speaker

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston announced Friday he will not seek another term as leader of the legislative chamber in January, citing a health issue. Nov. 09, 3:40 PM

Georgia early voters shatter midterms record

Georgia early voters shatter midterms record

More than 2.2 million Georgians have cast early ballots, a record-setting pace ahead of a midterm election, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Thursday. Nov. 03, 8:43 PM

Georgia voters to decide on four ballot measures in addition to nationally watched races

Georgia voters to decide on four ballot measures in addition to nationally watched races

When Georgia voters head to the polls, they'll be casting ballots for more than a few hotly contested races. Nov. 07, 1:35 PM

Poll respondents like Kemp but prefer Abrams’ stands on key issues

Poll respondents like Kemp but prefer Abrams’ stands on key issues

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is holding a 10-point lead over Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, according to a poll released this week. Oct. 27, 8:06 PM

Movie screening to discuss bridge between entheogens, PTSD

Movie screening to discuss bridge between entheogens, PTSD

Experts involved in Georgia’s evaluation of psychedelic treatment for military veterans will participate in a panel discussion exploring the therapeutic potential of entheogens. Oct. 17, 9:24 PM

​  Kemp awards additional $30 million to address housing insecurity

​ Kemp awards additional $30 million to address housing insecurity

The funds will be distributed among eight organizations. Oct. 03, 1:38 PM

National mental health hotline prompts more calls from stressed Georgians

National mental health hotline prompts more calls from stressed Georgians

About six weeks after it launched, close to 10,000 Georgians have called the new 988 mental health hotline seeking support. Sep. 21, 2:46 PM

Georgia lawmakers may help fund new approach to treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Georgia lawmakers may help fund new approach to treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Two Georgia veterans lent their support this week to the use of the psychedelic drug psilocybin in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sep. 09, 4:22 PM


More State

State Supreme Court orders lower court to reconsider sincerity of parents’ vaccination objections

A juvenile court must reevaluate the sincerity of parents’ objections to their children’s vaccinations, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Aug. 31, 2:07 PM

Kemp announces $2B tax rebate proposal

Kemp’s proposed $1 billion tax rebate would provide $250 income tax rebates to single filers, $375 rebates to single filers who are heads of household and $500 rebates to married couples filing jointly next year, Aug. 23, 6:17 PM

Sanford Stadium slated for $68.5 million in improvements

The home of the national champion Georgia Bulldogs is getting some upgrades. Aug. 12, 9:43 AM

Republican PAC launches ads targeting Herschel Walker

Fellow Republicans are going after GOP U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker. Aug. 09, 4:00 PM

Kemp extends suspension of state gasoline sales tax for third time

Gov. Brian Kemp Wednesday extended the latest temporary suspension of the state’s gasoline sales tax that had been due to expire late next week. Aug. 09, 7:32 AM

Georgia ethics panel moves ahead with full hearing on group linked to Stacey Abrams

At the center of the dispute is whether the activities of the New Georgia Project and an affiliated fund were sufficiently political in nature to require registering as campaign and ballot committees under Georgia law. Aug. 03, 10:27 AM

Georgia should adopt family leave system, advocates argue

Adopting a comprehensive family leave insurance system would benefit both Georgia’s business climate and health outcomes, according to a recent report. Aug. 01, 5:30 PM

Georgia Medicaid will cover gender-affirming surgery under new settlement

Georgia’s Medicaid program will now cover gender-affirming surgery as a result of a new settlement in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Jul. 19, 5:40 PM

New 9-8-8 mental health line goes live

Georgians suffering from mental distress now have a new nationwide three-digit phone number they can call for help. Jul. 26, 3:47 PM

Judge blocks federal transgender sports, bathroom guidance in Tennessee, 19 other states

U.S. District Judge grants a temporary injunction against the federal guidance, including Georgia Jul. 18, 5:42 PM








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