Some call it the “guns everywhere” bill, but it does not quite cover everything. Legislators passed “The Safe Carry Protection Act” in the final hours of this year’s legislative session. They did not, however, include an effective date anywhere in the nearly 30 page document that cleared the House and Senate.
 
About 70 percent of the overall budget for the Department of Public Health comes from federal grants. And that federal money has seen significant reductions. From fiscal 2012 to fiscal 2013, across all programs, Public Health lost about $25 million...
Gov. Nathan Deal has directed his community health commissioner to do something for rural hospitals, nine of which have closed in Georgia since 2000, leaving whole communities without quick access to emergency care.
Although Colorado has become a popular destination for families seeking medical marijuana to treat children’s seizures, that state’s public health chief has some strong words of caution for parents. He said more data are needed on the safety and...
W. Lee Smith will replace Russ Abolt, who is retiring after 26 years.
The Young Democrats of Georgia will be holding their annual conference April 11-13 in Columbus, and notably one of the key speakers is a young Democrat himself. Jason Carter is the 38-year-old Democratic gubernatorial campaign, and he will be...
The country has experienced nearly two months of violent protests.
Governor Nathan Deal will announce what his office called “paths forward” this afternoon for cannabis oil and a foster care pilot project. A media advisory on the Governor’s news conference was vague, but many activists have called for Deal to...
The medical marijuana bill failed in the final hours of this year’s legislative session, but children with seizure disorders may now have a glimmer of hope that lawmakers will revisit the issue of cannabis oil next year. Thursday afternoon,...
Al Scott says services beyond the police force could be combined to save tax dollars.
Among the bills awaiting Gov. Nathan Deal’s signature is the so-called ‘guns evs in the sanctuary. Many Christian and Jewish clergy spoke out against the bill at the state Caerywhere’ bill. The bill wouldn’t actually allow guns everywhere. But it...