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Day: March 6, 2019

Today is Crossover Day in Georgia

By Elaine Owen, Editor Crossover Day for the state legislature is Thursday, March 7 this year. It is one of the busiest days for lawmakers and they often remain in session late into the night and early morning hours. So, what exactly is Crossover Day, you ask? Read on. 40 Days: Unlike Congress, which meets […]

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U. S. Treasury

CBO says Treasury could run out of money

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says the Treasury Department could run out of money to pay the nation’s bills by the end of September unless Congress takes action. The report released Tuesday (Feb. 26) cautioned if that happened, it could cause financial havoc and devastate the global economy. The U.S. government […]

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Bipartisan background check

Bill expanding background checks on gun sales passes House

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said “It’s at best a side step and may actually be a step backward.” The House approved major background checks legislation championed by Democrats on Wednesday (Feb. 27), but not before House Republicans secured a significant victory by amending the bill at the last second. The 240-190 vote marks the most […]

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After months of questions about cost, the U.S. Space Force is set to launch. (SpaceX)

Space Force to cost $2 billion, include 15,000 personnel in first five years

By Mike Gruss and Aaron Mehta, Defense News WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to spend $2 billion in new funding over a five-year period to create its Space Force, during which roughly 15,000 space-related personnel will transfer from existing roles. Officials unveiled those details and the Pentagon’s legislative proposal for the new military service […]

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Senator Steve Gooch

Bill addressing Broadband Expansion passes Senate

ATLANTA (Feb. 26, 2019) | The Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 66, sponsored by Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega), on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. This bill, also known as the “Streamlining Wireless Facilities and Antennas Act,” would address the use of public rights of way by wireless providers. SB 66 would streamline wireless broadband […]

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