Friday, April 19, 2019

Five bills on Governor Kemp’s desk that could affect you the most

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has until May 12 to sign or veto the bills that cleared the Legislature during this recent General Assembly. Some proposals will be a no-brainer for the governor, others are marred in controversy. Here’s a look at some of the most impactful measures.

Our Place in the Universe: Dead last in per-capita state tax revenue

As my fellow blogger Andisheh Nouraee pointed out yesterday, Tea Party types will never come around to the proposed transportation sales tax (to say nothing of "taxis, taxidermy, and tacks"). But really, they should lighten up a bit.
Georgia's heartbeat bill who does it affect

Who stands to lose the most under Georgia’s anti-abortion bill?

Legislation that seeks to ban the majority of abortions in Georgia, HB 481, is up for a vote in the state Senate as early as this week. Here are a few of the groups who would be disproportionately impacted by Georgia’s heartbeat bill if it becomes law and goes into effect.

Georgia is moving in Democrats’ direction. For Stacey Abrams, will it be fast enough?

Someday a Democrat will win a statewide office in Georgia. It’s a statistical inevitability as the state continues to diversify. That time could be as soon as November 6, as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams seems to be riding a national blue wave that could lift her above Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.

Once again, Atlanta is ranked No. 1 for income inequality

The richest Atlanta households earn almost 20 times more than the city’s poorest residents: $288,159 compared to $14,988.
Who is running for governor in Georgia 2018

Meet the candidates running for Georgia governor in 2018

With the primary elections coming up, it’s high time to introduce the fresh batch of Georgia gubernatorial hopefuls looking to succeed Governor Nathan Deal.
Monday Night and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Monday Night Brewing agreed to host a Brian Kemp event. Outraged fans said, “Hold my beer.”

The Georgia chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business asked Monday Night Brewing to host its endorsement event of gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp. The brewery agreed. When media coverage found its way to Twitter, the reaction was swift.
Atlanta election voting

There are 53,000 pending voters in Georgia. They can still vote. Here’s what you need to know.

The news that 53,000 Georgians had been placed on a "pending" voter registration list has sparked outrage and confusion nationwide. Here's what you need to know about the situation and how you can still go to the polls and cast a ballot on Election Day even if you are on the pending list.
District lines

How redrawing districts has kept Georgia incumbents in power

Georgia lawmakers have been accused of moving the goal posts so their party can stay in power. Could an independent set of mapmakers put an end to the process? Or must the courts decide?
Atlanta Department of transportation

Atlanta’s potholes are out of control. Could a new city department of transportation finally fix them?

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is announcing this morning that the city, for the first time in its history, could create a Department of Transportation that would act as a “one-stop shop” to combine the construction duties of three different city departments.

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