The US Army Secretary talked about budget cuts with leaders at Ft. Stewart on Tuesday. Secretary John McHugh paid a visit to the largest Army post east of the Mississippi River. He told reporters a plan to shrink Ft. Stewart by about 1,400 soldiers is part of a nationwide budget-cutting effort affecting many communities.
As Georgia hunkers down under a veil of ice, snow and freezing temperatures, state government is largely closed for the rest of the week. It’s the second winter storm in two weeks to hit the state, and after the last blast’s two inches of snow laid low the Atlanta region, state officials aren’t taking any chances.
The sponsor of a medical marijuana bill said Monday after a three-hour legislative hearing that the proposal must get significant revisions before it can move forward in the Georgia General Assembly.
Monday, the House approved a bill that would change some school workers eligibility for unemployment benefits. The sponsor of House Bill 714 says it addresses a loophole that costs the state up to $10 million annually.
What kind of storm preparation do Georgians want to pay for? That’s what Your GPB News Now correspondent is wondering, as we await another blast of ice, snow and freezing temperatures. It’s coming on the heels of a storm whose two inches of snow paralyzed the Atlanta region two weeks ago.