Supplemental Security Income, a federal program meant to be a financial floor for people unable to work, hasn't kept pace with inflation. Many recipients are homeless, unable to save for an apartment.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Bill Nigut welcomes East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz, and Tifton Mayor Julie Smith to the panel. With 80 days left until the midterms, we'll talk to these city leaders about what their communities want out of candidates. But first, Tamar Hallerman provides an update on the latest in Fani Willis' probe in Fulton County.
Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona stopped by the University of Georgia, where students from nearby Barnett Shoals Elementary School are getting some extra lessons this summer.
Almost a year after the American Rescue Plan Act allocated up to $25 billion to home and community-based services run by Medicaid, many states have yet to access the funds due to delays and red tape.
It's a bad time to be a world leader. COVID did that.
The government provided Americans with a vital financial lifeline during the pandemic, including through the Child Tax Credit. The help improved lives – but for many it still wasn't enough.
As health care workers face increased levels of pandemic burnout, the Biden administration is looking to help states recruit and retain clinicians in underserved areas.
The governor and speaker said Georgia’s first responders have weathered tremendous hardships in the last 18 months dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and a loss of respect for law enforcement that accompanied the national “defund the police” movement sparked by some street protesters last summer.
The Georgia Health Care Association submitted a request Monday for $347 million from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Congress passed last spring for nursing homes, citing a significant decline in nursing home occupancy during the pandemic.
Georgia’s health insurance exchange is offering more and lower-priced insurance plans. That means more help for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. But the deadline to enroll is almost here. GPB’s Ellen Eldridge reports.
Georgians want state leaders to restore deep budget cuts across education and health care. They also want investment in programs that will allow the state to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and thrive.
Secretary of Education Cardona met with parents, faculty, and staff at Kelley Lake Elementary on Friday, applauding the school’s use of funding from the American Rescue Plan to improve its ventilation system as students prepare to return to the classroom.
The first monthly payments under the expanded child tax credit were disbursed on Thursday. The White House says relief is on the way to the families of nearly 60 million children.
"For working families with children, this tax cut sends a clear message: Help is here," said President Biden, touting the tax credit that gives American families up to an extra $1,600 per child.
School districts across Georgia are preparing to reopen their classrooms to full-time in-person learning this fall with the help of more than $4 billion in federal funding.