U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited Georgia on Monday amid a battle between state officials and federal Democrats over expanding Medicaid.
Schools across Georgia all have different rules when it comes to masks and social distancing. But some experts including Amber Schmidtke say they’re ignoring data about the delta variant and the rising number of young people getting COVID-19.
Monday on Political Rewind: Concern about the resurgence of COVID-19 in Georgia is growing as the summer break draws to a close. Meanwhile, congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. allowed the end of an federal eviction moratorium over the weekend.
Across much of Georgia, as more eviction cases advance through the courts, the pressure is growing to speed up distribution of hundreds of millions of federal dollars for rental assistance to tenants and their landlords before it’s too late.
An Atlanta area judge has enacted a county-wide moratorium keeping landlords from removing tenants struggling to pay their rent because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Georgia officials are pushing back on a number of federal lawsuits challenging SB 202, the state’s new 98-page election law.
A recycling company is promising one of the largest investments in Augusta's history.
Georgia State Rep. Sharon Cooper lost her husband eight years ago and still feels the sting of outrage over the lack of communication from his health care providers. Now, she is sponsoring legislation intended to encourage providers to discuss candidly with patients any mistakes made in their care.
The new 'Life at Night' committee is working with law enforcement to create safer downtown streets after dark in Macon.
Georgia health officials are saying vaccinations are now more urgent than ever.
A Southwest Georgia hospital says it's being forced to reopen an intensive care unit, as COVID hospitalizations rise.
And Republican lawmakers who represent Fulton County have officially kicked off a lengthy review process of the county election board.
The lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K program simply is not enough to fill the gap in funding. That’s what Clayton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Morcease Beasley said during a recent hearing on early childhood education hosted by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
Republican members of Fulton County's House and Senate delegation have initiated a new performance review process into the county's appointed elections board, kicking off a months-long process that could see the board temporarily suspended.
The COVID-19 pandemic is sparking an unprecedented boom in housing sales and remodeling across the country as many Americans seek more space in which to live, work and learn at home. The historic levels of consumer demand over the last year has pushed finished lumber prices to all-time highs and Georgia’s massive timber industry that employs hundreds of thousands of people is struggling to adjust. The latest Georgia Today podcast with guest Ryan Dezember, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, explores the lumber boom's impact on the state’s critical timber industry and its growers, and what all this could mean for home prices.
Klobuchar during a virtual panel Thursday with state lawmakers said that she met this week with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-N.Y.), along with Manchin and Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, to discuss crafting a bill to protect and expand voting rights, as well as require states to use independent commissions for redistricting.
The federal government is at last rolling out a loan program meant to help farmers reclaim portions of property lost when the land changed hands over generations, leaving the ownership rights unclear.
A nationwide moratorium on evictions has been in effect during the pandemic as a public health measure imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that moratorium ends July 31. GPB’s Rickey Bevington speaks with expert Mike Carnathan about what this tsunami of evictions could mean.
Georgia’s COVID case numbers jumped by 4,800 in the state figures reported Thursday, continuing a recent upswing that’s apparently fueled by the Delta variant.