Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens wants a revamped state Sunshine law that would stiffen penalties and increase enforcement. He spoke Thursday at the Atlanta Press Club about changes he has proposed. But he has no plans to suggest the legislators and the Governor be subject to the law.
Congress’s failure to extend the Federal Aviation Administration’s funding has blocked some airport projects. And the lack of a long-term funding agreement for the FAA is limiting airport directors’ ability to plan.
Congress did not extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration Friday. Passengers at Georgia airports won’t see delays or flight cancellations this weekend. But travelers could save some money.
Agriculture groups are launching a study of this spring’s labor shortage. They say the state’s new immigration law may have scared off migrant workers. The groups want to know the impact a smaller workforce had on harvest size.
Most of central and North Georgia will be under a heat advisory until Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. While the extreme heat is a nuisance, the larger problem is the drought.
Georgia will gain a new Congressional district this year. That’s because the state added 1.5 million residents in the last decade. State lawmakers will determine the 14th district’s boundaries at a special legislative session in August. They haven’t said where the new district will go but one area in north Georgia has an edge.