Governor Brian Kemp has signed a record nearly $38 billion fiscal 2024 mid-year budget, drawing on a record $16 billion surplus.
On Crossover Day, Georgia State Senators unanimously passed legislation to allow opioid overdose reversal medication in schools.
The director of the Economic Forecasting Center says Georgia will experience an economic slowdown but no recession this year.
On the Thursday February 29th edition of Georgia Today: Today is crossover day at the State Capitol we'll look at what that means for pending legislation before lawmakers; A bill to allow an opioid reversing drug in schools is moving forward after passage in the Senate; And a new book promises to shake up our understanding of the founder of Georgia. We'll talk to the author.
On Jan. 8, 2024, Alfred “Shivy” Brooks was sworn in as the first active teacher elected to the Atlanta Board of Education (ABOE) in Atlanta Public Schools’ 150-year history. Before 2023, a teacher couldn’t serve on the board regardless of where they taught. But now, Brooks, an economics teacher at Charles Drew High School in Clayton County with 13 years of teaching experience, is the District 7 At-Large member.
For many people, Black or not, A Different World and the fictional Hillman College offered their first look at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and most importantly, the culture, sound, and feel of a n HBCU. Tonight, the show's original stars Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Cree Summer, Dawnn Lewis, Darryl M. Bell, Charnele Brown and Glynn Turman reunite in Atlanta as part of a national HBCU tour in honor of the impact the iconic NBC television series, which ran from 1987 to 1993.
Today is Crossover Day, a key deadline in the Georgia General Assembly when legislation has to pass either the House or Senate to be considered by the other chamber before the end of this session.
Georgia Democrats are hoping to pass legislation protecting in vitro fertilization or IVF after an Alabama supreme court decision that threatens the legality of the infertility treatment.
Today is February 29th, a day that comes around only once every four-years.
Host of GPB's Lawmakers, Donna Lowry, talks with Morning Edition's Pamela Kirkland about Crossover Day in the Georgia legislature and the bills that Republicans and Democrats hope to push bills through their chambers before this year's deadline. Lawmakers features a special episode tonight at 7 p.m. on GPB-TV.
Republicans are pushing new laws to crack down on undocumented immigrants after a student murder at the University of Georgia.
Democrats hope to pass legislation to protect in-vitro fertilization after an Alabama Supreme Court decision threatens the treatment.
Georgia voters could get a chance in November to vote on authorizing sports gambling after state Senators backed a referendum.
Commissioners in Forsyth County are split on whether to use federal COVID relief funds for mental health care now that the planned building costs exceed the budget by $12 million. The plan is now up in the air, to the frustration of many residents.
There are now almost 51,000 people incarcerated by the state of Georgia — but too little staff and too much violence.
Civil rights attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday in south Georgia, alleging excessive and unlawful use of force in the police killing of Leonard Cure.
State Senate Minority Leader, Gloria Butler, announced Tuesday that she will retire at the end of the year.
Georgians may be one step closer to gambling legally.
A Georgia nonprofit has organized a series of litter cleanups of coastal Glynn County’s salt marshes for the month of March.
Both chambers moved through the rules calendar quickly to pass as many bills as possible before Crossover Day. And Senate Minority Leader Gloria Butler announced her retirement.
The district attorney for Athens-Clarke County is bringing in a special prosecutor to handle the case of slain student Laken Riley.
Attorneys filed a federal lawsuit in South Georgia alleging excessive and unlawful use of force in the police killing of Leonard Cure.
Georgia has the highest percentage of deadly crashes involving a police chase. Georgia officials are working to change training.
On the Tuesday, Feb. 27 edition of Georgia Today: A special prosecutor is appointed to handle the murder case in last week's killing on the University of Georgia campus; the state Senate passes a bill aimed at protecting teens from cyberbullying; and Republicans are calling on President Biden to unilaterally shut down the border. But can he do that? We'll talk to a constitutional scholar.
The Fox Theatre in Atlanta announced the return of its annual benefit concert, Revival, scheduled for April 28.
Hundreds of students and faculty members gathered Monday afternoon on the University of Georgia's campus for a vigil for two students who died last week.
Georgia lawmakers gave final approval yesterday to the nearly $38 billion midyear budget.
Parents of kids under 16 would have to give their kids permissions to access certain social media accounts, under a bill passed by the state Senate Monday.