Entries by Maggie Lee

Georgia State plans 8,000-seat convocation center just south of I-20

By Maggie Lee Updated with clarification from GSU: basketball games would be played at the new center, but offices for basketball and practices will be kept at the Sports Arena. Students entering Georgia State University this year may in four years march across an indoor stage at a new school-owned building to receive their diplomas, […]

Lawmakers finishing details on possible 13-county metro transit proposal

By early next month, Georgia lawmakers will publish a plan to deepen cooperation among and increase spending on metro Atlanta’s public transit agencies. They’ve got a big job, looking for a way to unify a region and minimize difficulties in an always-expensive, now fragmented, and sometimes contentious area of public policy.

Atlanta leaders work on legislative agenda: thinking affordability, assessments and airport

Atlanta’s elected officials under the Gold Dome and at City Hall are working against a tight state deadline to figure out if they want to lobby for new laws or flexibility to set policy on affordability, renters’ rights, tax assessments and more. On Friday, new Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and near a dozen of Atlanta’s […]