Spaceport Camden: Open Letter to the public
Over the next few weeks, the legislature will work on taking the Governor’s budget recommendations and the requested funding needs for Georgia’s agencies by turning them into two bills, the amended budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year and the budget for the 2021 Fiscal Year. The General Assembly will not meet back in general session until Tuesday, Feb. 18, after these extended budget discussions take place.
" I, along with other members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spent the week listening to Governor Brian Kemp and representatives from state agencies and departments to determine the most appropriate methods for moving forward with our budget. " - State Senator William Ligon
State Senator William Ligon talks about the first week of the 2020 legislative session in Atlanta.
OPINION: A jury acquitted a former Kingsland police officer of manslaughter charges on Saturday, but found him guilty of violation of oath of office - a felony. Jessica Szilagyi talks about why, regardless of where you stand on the verdict, the jury didn't have all of the information they needed to properly do their job and it's a growing problem in our legal system.
"This week, the Senate took up a total of 25 bills, one of which is the single most important bill we voted on this session. The Constitution of the United States lays out our rights and tells us that the right to life and property are protected. "
What do you do when the private health insurance companies no longer serve your county?
"Perhaps the most important event of the week was Governor Kemp's first "State of the State" address. He highlighted some of his legislative priorities including: $69 million of grant funding to increase security measures in our public schools, $3000 salary increases for teachers (a $480 million increase in the state budget), a gang taskforce, broadband expansion in rural Georgia, increased access to healthcare, and improvements to our voting systems."
The following column was written by Kingsland Councilman Grayson Day who is vying to be the next Mayor of Kingsland. All candidates were invited...
Column: Artie Jones Jr., candidate for St. Marys City Council Post 1, reminds voters of hometown pride and working together for the betterment of the city.