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Day: January 23, 2019

Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford) and Senator Elena Parent (D-Atlanta) speak to reporters after a series of floor speeches in the senate decrying female representation on committees.

Female Ga. Senators call out male-dominated committee assignments

By STEPHEN FOWLER, NPR A bipartisan group of women in the state senate delivered blistering remarks Wednesday about the makeup of the chamber’s 27 standing committees, most of whom are led by men. It’s the latest drama in the senate, which opened last week with a controversial rule change that limited the window someone could […]

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A Message in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th Birthday

January 21, 2019 ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He shared the following message with attendees: Good morning! It is truly an honor to be invited again to be a part of the celebration of Dr. King’s 90th birthday. As […]

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Georgia legislators begin new session

By Elaine Owen, Editor Georgia legislators returned to Atlanta on last week (Jan. 14), to convene the new General Assembly, and for the first time in more than eight years, the state has a new governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and other top elected and appointed leaders. Though Democrats gained 13 legislative seats in […]

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Speaker Ralston opposes cigarette tax hike

By Bill Nadler, Associated Press Georgia House Speaker David Ralston moved Thursday (Jan. 10) to extinguish talk of a cigarette tax hike during the upcoming 2019 General Assembly session. The chairmen of the tax-writing committees in both the Senate and House had raised the possibility of major increases on cigarette and smoking products this session. […]

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Kemp wants $3,000 raises for teachers

By Elaine Owen, Editor Gov. Brian Kemp made a substantial down payment on his campaign promises Thursday (Jan. 17), recommending that teachers get a $3,000 raise and state employees a 2 percent pay hike. If the budget Kemp proposed in his State of the State message is approved, the raises will put more money in […]

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