Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday appointed five members to what appears to be a board in a state of transition at a time the department it oversees has been thrust into the spotlight to manage the fallout the state’s anti-abortion law will have on the film, television and commercial production industries.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp told the Rotary Club of Atlanta Monday that sometimes you can be thankful that legislation never made it out of the Georgia legislature.In this case, he was referring to bills that would have either involved a state takeover of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport or would have created a legislative oversight committee to review the airport’s operations.
The debate over oil exploration and drilling in federal waters off the Georgia coast, and much of the nation’s offshore waters, is likely to resume this week in a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of the Interior.
Georgia will have about $27.5 billion to spend in the year that begins in July. The new governor is making proposed teacher raises a centerpiece. Democrats are pressing to spend on a Medicaid expansion.
The following is a continuation of the 18 best, worst, and most important trends and developments emanating from within and throughout metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia for 2018. This list was compiled by me with input from people within SaportaReport and beyond.
Republican Gov.-elect Brian Kemp said it’s time to “put politics behind us,” addressing a group of mainly lawmakers and lobbyists, in a bit of an opening speech ahead of his first legislative session as governor.
By King Williams On Nov. 4, 2008, in downtown Atlanta, I experienced one of the greatest moments of my life – the election of Barack Obama. Watching Obama’s victory in a friend’s apartment with a dozen others, there was a sense of collective joy that I had never felt in my life. People were celebrating […]
The candidates who are running to replace outgoing Republican Gov. Nathan Deal are splitting on what’s probably the incumbent’s marquee policy: changes to the criminal justice system that have driven down the state’s prison population.