COVID liability protections to get extended one year
COVID-19 liability protections for Georgia businesses and hospitals are set to be extended into the summer of 2022 after legislation that has cleared the General Assembly. The bill, sponsored by state House Majority Whip Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown, extends liability protections for another year to shield businesses and health care... Read more
Standard time measure passes state Senate
The Georgia Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would put the Peach State on standard time all year. The bill, which senators approved 46-7, would do away with switching back and forth twice a year between standard and daylight time, a system studies have shown disrupts sleep patterns. Interfering with... Read more
Georgia lawmakers to focus on rural broadband, pandemic
Rural broadband, pandemic recovery and election battles to come in Georgia’s legislative session highlighted the annual “Eggs and Issues” program held Wednesday by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and Georgia House Speaker David Ralston each promised to focus on boosting broadband internet... Read more
COVID vaccines now arriving at Georgia nursing homes
Nursing homes in Georgia began receiving the first wave of COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, bringing relief to the state’s most vulnerable group of people who have been hit hard by the virus for more than nine months. About 39,000 doses of the vaccine made by pharmaceutical company Pfizer have... Read more
Health care a major issue in Loeffler/Warnock debate
Warnock has largely focused his campaign on bolstering health care amid the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthening the Affordable Care Act. He slammed legislation Loeffler has sponsored on health insurance, arguing it includes loopholes for insurers to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Loeffler has previously dismissed criticism her... Read more

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