Georgia cities and counties are preparing to comply with the state’s new immigration law. That will mean proving, among other things, they aren’t issuing contracts to companies that employ illegal immigrants. Some of the law’s provisions go into effect this weekend.
Congressional and state lawmakers aren't the only politicians waiting to see redistricting maps. Cities and counties are re-drawing districts following the ten-year Census. But unlike state and federal officials, local leaders don't need to call a state lawmaker to influence the process. In most cases, local planning agencies are the ones carrying out local redistricting.
Faced with its own budget crunches, the City of Brunswick is raising burial costs at public cemeteries. The municipality this week passed a stiff hike from $200 to $900. Brunswick's cemetery fee hadn't gone up in 24 years.