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During the last legislative session, state lawmakers passed a measure that will require all school systems to adopt teaching materials that emphasize phonics, but critics worry that politicians are making laws about topics they know little about.
The state Senate passed a bill that will make it a felony for county election offices to receive money from nonprofit organizations after complaints that donations disproportionately benefited Democrats.
Natural gas and electricity consumption by buildings are the city’s greatest source of greenhouse gas emissions, and yet there aren’t any city-mandated climate standards that buildings must meet.
The state will continue to participate in the multistate voting registration system known as ERIC, even as other Republican-led states have pulled out amid misinformation and conspiracy theories.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority recently scaled back a voter-approved plan to add new transit lines, citing cost increases. Leaders worry that delays could further erode support for transit.
A study found that of the abortions in the state over the last 11 years, only 9 percent of those pregnancies would have met the 6-week cutoff under the new state law that took effect in July 2022.
Out of the 236 races for the state’s General Assembly that occurred last year, just five of them had competitors’ final tallies within seven percentage points. Eighteen district races were competitive the year prior.
The number of Black-owned banks has decreased from 48 in 2001 to just 20 now, four of which are in Atlanta. But to keep the institutions alive, Black banks need to modernize their services to keep up with other competitors.
Proposed legislation would remove protections surrounding school librarians who allow students to check out books found to be obscene and would, instead, expose them to a misdemeanor of a “high and aggravated nature.”
The program offers companies tax breaks based on the number of employees they hire and where those jobs are located. A report found the program costs more to operate than the tax revenue it generates.
A new poll found that voter confidence across the state has increased and about 73 percent of registered voters said they were very or somewhat confident that November’s general election was fair and accurate.
The urban park was designed to connect residents and improve quality of life but has increased housing costs and pushed out low-income households. Amid a national housing crisis, the U.S. must now learn from Atlanta's experience.
Georgia’s efforts to discourage voters had an impact in the state’s Senate runoff. Fairness and justice still won out, but we should be making it easier — not harder — for people to register and vote.
Black lawmakers started getting elected to the state Legislature in the 1960s, but the General Assembly has been mostly composed of white lawmakers. Next year, at least 83 of the 236 members will be nonwhite.
The Georgia governor’s plan to pay the state’s most economically vulnerable residents $350 cash payments has been fraught with issues, such as scams, data privacy violations, politics and more.
The state has become a must-win battleground state and this year’s elections not only could determine whether Democrats maintain control of the Senate but have garnered attention close to that of national races.