Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Georgia Recorder. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.
It’s been against the rules governing collegiate sports for student athletes to make a profit off their name or image — a practice that’s commonplace in professional sports. But a number of states, including Georgia, have forged ahead with laws granting college athletes the rights to their own “name, image and likeness."
U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, a Pooler Republican, has the most expensive project among members of the Georgia congressional delegation on his wish list, a $26.6 million proposal intended to relieve congestion on DeRenne Avenue in Savannah that is a primary gateway to Hunter Army Airfield.
Some of Atlanta’s largest private colleges, including Emory, Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta, announced this week that they will require students get vaccinated before returning to campus this coming semester. The University System of Georgia has not revealed its position.
Members of Congress were among the first people in the U.S. to have access to the sought-after COVID-19 vaccine when the initial doses became available in December.
More than 70 million Americans and about 2 million Georgians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — and along with that shot, a small paper card with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s label detailing the timing and manufacturer of the dose.