|Kemp signs $26 billion budget as Georgia faces uncertain fiscal future
A day before the start of the new fiscal year, Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed a $26 billion budget that cuts $2.2 billion in spending amid an uncertain financial future for the state.
POSTED JUNE 30, 2020 3:52 PM
|Hate-crimes law highlights less partisan session
On the final day of the 2019 legislative session, Alyssa Milano stood by the Capitol steps to rally against an anti-abortion bill that Gov. Brian Kemp would sign into law. In the same spot on this year’s final day, a bipartisan group celebrated the Republican’s support of a long-stalled hate-crimes law.
POSTED JUNE 28, 2020 5:22 PM
|Ga. House gives final OK to budget with no furloughs but school cuts
The Georgia House gave final approval Friday to the only thing lawmakers were legally required to pass during the coronavirus-interrupted session: a $26 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins next week.
POSTED JUNE 26, 2020 8:46 PM
|Georgia House gives final OK to home delivery of beer, wine and liquor
Georgia House gives final OK to home delivery of beer, wine and alcohol
POSTED JUNE 25, 2020 4:54 PM
|Georgia lawmakers agree to school cuts, say no to employee furloughs
Georgia House and Senate leaders agreed Thursday on a final budget for the upcoming fiscal year that cuts $950 million in basic k-12 school funding but doesn’t force state agencies to furlough staffers.
POSTED JUNE 25, 2020 4:19 PM
|Georgia House, Senate agree to budget with $950 million in school cuts but no employee furloughs
Georgia House, Senate agree to budget with $950 million in school cuts but no employee furloughs
POSTED JUNE 25, 2020 2:20 PM
|Ralston: Georgia Senate’s latest plan to cut tax breaks 10% is a “jobs killer.”
Ralston: Calls Georgia Senate plan to cut tax breaks “job killing.”
POSTED JUNE 25, 2020 10:35 AM
|Georgia House panel takes another stab at new tax on vaping products
Georgia House panel takes another stab at taxing vaping products
POSTED JUNE 24, 2020 2:38 PM
|Georgia Senate backs home delivery of beer, wine and liquor
With the experience of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown fresh in their memory, the Georgia Senate on Tuesday gave overwhelming support to the idea of letting grocery stores, restaurants and liquor stores deliver beer, wine and booze to the front doors of their customers.
POSTED JUNE 23, 2020 6:01 PM
|Kemp releases new revenue estimate, seeks reduction in school cuts
Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday proposed reducing tens of millions of dollars in spending cutbacks that lawmakers have been considering, in part by using reserve funds to bolster the state’s bottom line.
POSTED JUNE 22, 2020 6:29 PM
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|Coronavirus cases in Georgia continue to grow
Coronavirus cases in Georgia continue to increase.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 4:57 PM
|I-575 lane closure at Riverstone in Canton
A lane and shoulder closure for roadwork is planned this week where I-575 passes under Riverstone Parkway in Canton, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 1:01 PM
|Ga. 400 lane closures set near Pilgrim Mill in Forsyth County
Lane closures are planned for Ga. 400 in Forsyth County during the daylight hours this week as crews continue the widening of Pilgrim Mill Road, which crosses over the expressway.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 1:00 PM
|Milton resumes rentals of outdoor athletic facilities
Milton has announced that for the first time in months, it will resume rentals Monday of outdoor spaces and playing fields, though with some restrictions due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 1:00 PM
|With AJC Peachtree Road Race postponed, police warn against running course July 4
With the AJC Peachtree Road Race postponed, police warn runners not to run the course of the race on the Fourth of July.
POSTED JULY 03, 2020 11:35 AM