Georgia cities and counties get low marks for maintaining the pipes and culverts that drain stormwater. Yet these aged stormwater systems need plenty of attention, and money. Macon-Bibb County recently discovered a much wider failure of its stormwater infrastructure. GPB looks at how that community plans to pay for it and whether its sustainable.
More than a year ago, Macon-Bibb government announced a new fire station for East Bibb County. Neighbors said the news was long overdue. But today there is no fire house in East Bibb. Now people living there and the legislators representing them are wondering why.
Two weeks after Congress passed the continuing resolution that reopened the shuttered federal government, Democrats claim the shutdown will cost Georgia at least $324 million dollars this quarter (October, November and December.)
Nearly 2,200 young children will be out of school starting next week because of the federal government shutdown. The non-profit group Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. is based in Gainesville and runs Head Start programs in 20 counties in north Georgia. Head Start is a federally-funded preschool program for low-income children across the country.
Republican and Democratic state senators unveiled their legislative agendas this week and at first glance, there are many similarities. But the two sides have very different ideas about how government should help Georgians prosper.