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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Government & Politics

Gov. Kemp speaking at a podium
Dominant themes in Georgia budget week hearings included pay boosts, refunds and more investment in Georgia schools.
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Gov. Brian Kemp attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday to speak on foreign and domestic policy.
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In honor of the 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, President Joe Biden and Sen. Raphael Warnock on Sunday delivered messages of unity from MLK's historic pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
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Gov. Brian Kemp, who was inaugurated to his second term on Thursday, released his proposed state budget. Georgia now projects it will collect $32.6 billion this year, a surplus of $2.4 billion.
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Atlanta Civic Circle have partnered to launch Georgia Decides, a digital, nonpartisan voter guide for Georgia’s 2022 general election.
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Atlanta City Council recently voted to acquire more than three and a half acres for a new park in southwest Atlanta. 
WABE and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies collaborated for a night of civil discussion among young voters during a live recording of the Political Breakfast podcast hosted by Lisa Rayam.
With the 2022 midterm election around the corner, Stacy Abrams emphasized the importance of voting this November.
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The Smyrna City Council voted this week to approve new boundaries of its seven wards, which were redrawn based on population changes in the 2020 census.
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Martin 'Marty' Ferrell, a 32-year veteran of the Marietta Police Department, was confirmed as the new police chief Wednesday after serving as interim chief since the retirement of Chief Dan Flynn earlier this year.