Every year the state touts being voted No. 1 for business, but small business owners — especially entrepreneurs of color — continue to struggle with challenges brought on by the pandemic, Small Business Majority Georgia Director Rachel Shanklin said.
Thursday on Political Rewind: How will the bills that passed this session affect both parties in the primaries? Then, a new study from the University of Georgia shows former President Donald Trump's endorsement doesn't hold much weight. Also: an update on the proposed Camden spaceport.
On this week's episode, GPB public policy reporter Riley Bunch joins to discuss the final days of the 2022 legislative session.
Prices are going down for almost all of Georgia's 340,000 public university and college students. University System regents voted Tuesday to eliminate a fee in exchange for a big boost in state funding.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The final day of the 2022 legislative session was yesterday. What legislation made it past the deadline and what will have to wait till the next time lawmakers meet? Our panel took a deep dive into the latest.
Time is up for the 2022 legislative session. Legislators eventually found common ground on tax cuts and the state’s spending plan, among other big ticket items, but not everything made the final gavel before the General Assembly dispersed for their hometowns across the state for a well-deserved off season.
Georgia lawmakers agreed Monday on a budget with boosts in spending for K-12 education, universities, mental health and public safety. They're reaping the rewards of a big increase in state revenue as Gov. Brian Kemp and legislators seek reelection this year.
Monday on Political Rewind: It’s the 40th and final day of the 2022 legislative session. A handful of high-profile measures remain to be decided. In the frenzy of activity marking the final day, what surprise measures could emerge? Our panel discusses the latest stories down at the Capitol.
Major legislation advanced and the Dean of the House said farewell.
Friday on Political Rewind: It is the end of the final full week of this year’s General Assembly, with the session’s last day on Monday. What is going on with last-minute legislation? Among the bills that could still make it to the governor’s desk is a controversial bill to allow Georgians to carry concealed weapons without a permit. Plus, is former President Donald Trump hedging his bets on David Perdue’s run for governor?
The Mental Health Parity Act is headed to the governor’s desk after both the House and the Senate passed the bill unanimously on Wednesday.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Host Bill Nigut is back at the helm, as we discussed the marathon of issues the legislator has to pass before Sine Die. But first, former President Trump seems to backpedal on former Sen. David Perdue's run for governor.
Georgia senators are scrapping further big changes in state election law. The Senate Ethics Committee took the vote Tuesday after strong opposition from local election officials who said changes would create needless red tape.
Students from the Savannah area who rode to Atlanta to testify about a bill restricting discussions on race in school had their chance to speak Tuesday, although not how they had hoped.
Georgia voters could decide in November whether they want to allow betting on sports and horse racing, as well casino gambling. A state House committee on Monday passed a proposed constitutional amendment, as well as a bill that would legalize sports betting on college and pro sports.