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
Pandemic-plagued Georgia economy set to recover next year
The recession prompted by the coronavirus pandemic is likely over in Georgia, but the state remains far short of a full recovery, a University of Georgia economist said Thursday. Georgia is on track for an economic growth rate of 4% next year, outperforming a national growth forecast of 3.5%,... Read more
Warnock, Loeffler square off over health care
U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her runoff opponent, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, are squaring off over how to bolster health care and insurance coverage amid a bruising stretch of campaign attack ads in Georgia. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more

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