The Georgia State Patrol is struggling to recruit candidates, dealing with a decline in trooper numbers possibly caused by the current climate. During the Georgia House Appropriations Public Safety Subcommittee meeting held virtually on January 22, the most important issue centered around recruitment and retaining troopers to protect the citizens of Georgia.
In our sixth weekly episode of Gold Dome Debrief we cover Georgia's legislative counter to the 'defund the police' movement, expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations and efforts to combat gang violence. #gapol
A new bill in the Georgia Legislature would mandate instruction on tobacco and vapor products for students in public school grades K-12. In a House Education Committee meeting on Feb. 9, Rep. Bonnie Rich, R-Suwanee, said her HB 287 would address the current vaping crisis, which has emerged in schools within the last few years.
ATLANTA – In the weeks following the birth of her firstborn child, Georgia high school teacher Melody Montgomery’s world revolved around the quiet moments spent with her daughter sleeping peacefully in her lap.
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Season 1 Episode 5 — Feb. 12, 2021 In our fifth weekly podcast episode of Gold Dome Debrief we cover the Right to Visit act, the state education budget and proposed Georgia voter registration laws. #gapol Gold...
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is unlikely to see a restoration of the $91 million cut from its budget in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic last year.
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Season 1 Episode 4 — Feb. 05, 2021 In our fourth podcast episode of Gold Dome Debrief we cover campus free speech and free speech areas, police reform and reflections on Black History month. #gapol Gold Dome...
The COVID-19 vaccination rollout is off to a rocky start in Georgia, and teachers are anxious to claim their spots in line. In the meantime, many are back in schools, putting on a brave face for students and expressing alarm among friends. Babette DeLaune is a retired K-12 educator. She retired two years ago, after 14 years teaching in Clayton County, and another 12 in Cherokee County.
In episode three of our weekly Gold Dome Debrief podcast we discuss the Georgia First Amendment Foundation's annual Season 3 Episide 3 — Legislature breakfast, Georgia's WIN list of endorsed legislators and Governor Kemp's proposed legislation to combat human trafficking. #gapol