For the first time in 51 years, Georgia is preparing to redraw electoral maps that do not need to be approved by the federal government to protect racial minorities, setting the stage for an intense fight over voting districts amid accusations of partisan power-grabbing.
In the midst of a statewide labor shortage, immigrant and refugee advocacy organizations are fighting to provide economic opportunities for foreign-born Georgia residents. These groups say global talent will help draw immigrant communities to the South.
Thirty-five states have a mandatory age of education of at least 17, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Currently, Georgia shares the same policy with Florida and North Carolina. In Alabama and South Carolina, the age is already 17 years, and 18 in Tennessee.
Some parents are concerned about schools using social and emotional learning, which they have conflated with critical race theory.
Georgia lawmakers, including a microbiologist and an epidemiologist, give parents back-to-school advice amid Delta variant wave during a virtual town hall on Facebook.
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Cobb County's freeze on evictions has lifted leaving residents struggling to find housing in a pandemic. Now, many residents are facing removal from their homes and want change.
Rep. Sharon Cooper, a Republican from Marietta, chairs the Georgia House Health & Human Services Committee. She hosted an all-day hearing Thursday to explore the Georgia CANDOR Act, a bill she introduced during the last week of the 2020 legislative session.
The Senate Rules Committee held a rare field hearing on the future of voting rights on July 20 in Atlanta.
Georgia's House speaker proposes funding to increase salaries for prosecutors and public defenders and support the capacity of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee convened Monday morning to question multiple law enforcement agencies about the recent rise in crime seen in cities across the state.