Tuesday is the deadline for public comments in a plan to deepen Savannah's harbor from 42 to 47 feet. Supporters and opponents of the project have been picking over the massive proposal and have different conclusions for federal officials who'll make a final yes-or-no decision later this year. The US Army Corps of Engineers spent 14 years studying plans to deepen the Savannah harbor.
Georgia's business and political leaders eagerly awaited this week's final report on Savannah harbor deepening. But while it's the US Army Corps of Engineers' last word on the project, it's not the last word in the public debate over whether the deepening should happen. The agency next week will open a comment period.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) wants to see the end of government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and he has filed a proposal to phase them out over 10 years. Isakson’s bill would replace Fannie and Freddie with a single Mortgage Finance Agency to guarantee residential mortgages. After 10 years, that agency would become a private entity.
Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson is trying to undo a National Labor Relations Board decision allowing unions to organize just a handful of workers at a business. He and 28 co-sponsors have introduced a bill to reverse the decision, which would allow different employee groups to organize as different collective bargaining units.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is asking the Transportation Security Administration to investigate an alleged security breach at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The request came in response to a recent investigative report by WSB-TV exposing a potential security gap in the airport's catering operation.
Georgia sends $1.1 billion in exports to Columbia, Korea and Panama. Republicans and some business groups say, those exports stand to rise now that Congress has approved trade deals lowering tariffs on the nations. Georgia chemicals, machines and transportation equipment are among the items that could be the most boosted by lower tariffs. But some labor unions are skeptical.
The U.S. Senate this week passed a bill to give Peace Corps volunteers whistleblower protection, more sexual assault training and a victim’s advocate. Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson co-sponsored the bill in response the murder of Georgia woman in Benin, Africa, where she was a Corps volunteer.
Georgia's U.S. senators were split on the debt ceiling vote, but they've spent most of this month showing a united front in a series of town halls they held across the state. Sen. Johnny Isakson and Sen. Saxby Chambliss stopped at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton on Monday and spoke to a crowd of at least 100 people about jobs and the economy.