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Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting access, over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest.
A Georgia lawmaker is advancing legislation to combat the dramatic rise in opioid-related overdose deaths detected since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington has died at the age of 85.
In our seventh weekly podcast episode of Gold Dome Debrief we cover Georgia's legislative debate over election bills in the state House and Senate, the future of energy in the state, and the progress of a bill that would allow home-schooled students to engage in extracurricular activities in public schools. #gapol
The Georgia Legislature is considering a bill that would mandate the use of technology in operating rooms that removes the presence of a by-product known as surgical smoke.
Legislation has been filed that aims to allow people to carry a weapon without a license, as long as the person is eligible to obtain a weapon license. If adopted, HB 110 would prevent law enforcement from checking any individual's record before getting a license: instead they would only be charged if they had a previous record.
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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