Standard vs. daylight time debate still unsettled at Legislature
A debate in the Georgia House and Senate over whether Georgia should observe standard or daylight saving time all year continues to rage entering the last day of this year’s legislative session. The House voted 111-48 Monday to put Georgia on daylight time year-round, substituting that language for a... Read more
Floyd board votes to move forward on Atrium merger
The last pieces of the puzzle are falling into place for the long-awaited merger between Floyd Healthcare Management and Atrium Health. The board of directors of the Hospital Authority of Floyd County voted to approve a membership substitution, essentially a merger between two health care entities, during a called... Read more
Senate OKs paid parental leave for teachers, state employees
About 246,000 state employees and teachers in Georgia would be able to take up to three weeks of paid parental leave under legislation the state Senate passed unanimously Thursday. The bill, which the Georgia House of Representatives approved overwhelmingly last month, would apply to parents following the birth of... Read more
Federal COVID relief funds spark debate at General Assembly
Legislative Democrats and advocates for low-income Georgians say the state should spend its windfall from the latest federal COVID-19 relief bill on making a full economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. But Republican leaders say it’s too soon to commit money the state doesn’t have. Read the full article:... Read more
General Assembly sends bill targeting human trafficking to Gov. Kemp
A bill that is part of Gov. Brian Kemp’s legislative agenda targeting human trafficking cleared the General Assembly Thursday. The Georgia House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate Bill 34, which would allow victims of human trafficking to petition to change their name without public disclosure. Read the full article:... Read more

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