Part III: Urgency and Caution: How Soon Should Money be spent?
- Georgia is set to receive $17.4 billion in American Rescue Plan funds through 2024.
- $4.8 billion of that goes towards the State Fiscal Recovery Fund that Gov. Brian Kemp has direct discretion over.
- Georgia is unlike most states because the power over that fund is entirely the governor’s.
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Before the sun rises on any given weekday, there is a group of people already awake, whose work is laying the foundation for how well — or how chaotic — an entire community’s day will go. School bus drivers, cafeteria workers and custodians are the community helpers you didn’t even know were impacting all of …
Special to State Affairs ATLANTA – Adam Cabe is distrustful of public schools, so he and his wife home-school their two sons. It’s just one of the segments of his life that define his political beliefs as a member of the Libertarian Party in Georgia. For Cabe, 47, “Libertarianism is built on consent – it’s …
The Gist Georgia has one of the highest voter registration rates in the nation. Some 95% of its citizens over the age of 18 are registered to vote, according to federal election data released last year. So … pay close attention if you are among that 5% who haven’t yet registered. What’s Happening If you …
Georgia’s top officials, including its former U.S. president, joined world leaders Thursday in expressing condolences in the death of Queen Elizabeth II, one of history’s longest-serving heads of state. The 96-year-old monarch died peacefully Thursday at Balmoral, her country residence in Scotland, surrounded by members of the Royal family, including her children and heirs. The …