Legislation that would shield a government employee’s personal information from public records did not survive Crossover Day.
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Plan to Shield Government Officials’ Personal Info from Public Records Sweeps Ga. Senate
Richard T. Griffiths of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation asked Georgia legislators this week to take a deep breath, tap the brakes, and reconsider the “vast sweep” of Senate Bill 215, which would require redaction of names and property ownership from state data bases of law enforcement personnel, politicians, and hundreds of thousands of other government officials.
Georgia Senate Next Stop for House Bill That Aims to Expand Access to Mental Health Services
A proposal billed as the next step toward improving access to behavioral health services in Georgia easily cleared the state House Thursday.
Group Urges EPA to Set Stronger Rules for Soot Pollution
In Georgia and across the country, advocates for clean air are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to do more to protect public health by strengthening air-quality standards for soot pollution.
People on Streets of Plains Not Ready to Let Go of ‘Mister Jimmy’ After Carter Enters Hospice
The first media caravan arrived here late Saturday after the news Jimmy Carter would forgo any medical intervention and the family used the word “hospice” to describe his treatment going forward.
New Commission, Pay Hike for Caregivers Proposed To Help Georgians With Disabilities
Lisa Newbern dreads her son Griffin’s 18th birthday in three years, when he will no longer qualify for services for young people with disabilities.
Young Legislative Helpers Return To Post-Pandemic Georgia Capitol
The Georgia House’s page program has long provided students as young as 12 the opportunity to interact with their state representatives and to see the legislative process firsthand.
America’s Always Had Black Inventors – Even When the Patent System Explicitly Excluded Them | Opinion
This spirit of American creativity has persisted through the millennia, through the first American patent granted in 1641 and on to today.
Pediatric Dentists See Uptick in Cavities in GA Children
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, giving parents another reason to watch their children’s intake of Valentine candy this week.
Georgia’s Big Bet on Electric Vehicle Rollout Rides Heavily on State and Federal Backing
The governor’s ambitious plan doesn’t seem too far-fetched after the significant strides made by the state on the economic development front in the last two years, which includes four multibillion-dollar investments into building electric vehicles and the batteries that keep them running.