Georgia Legislative Black Caucus calls on Kemp to rescind reopen order

In The Center Square by Maya

Black lawmakers in Georgia say Gov. Brian Kemp’s executive order that reopens parts of the economy puts African-Americans, who already are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate, in jeopardy. Members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) released a statement that denounces the order that allows certain businesses in the state to reopen Friday and Monday. “We all want …

Georgia Democratic leaders oppose Gov. Kemp’s health care plan

In News, The Center Square by Maya

Democratic leaders in Georgia are opposing Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to seek work requirements as part of a partial expansion of Medicaid in the state. “Health care is a right that should be afforded to all Georgians,” state Rep. Karen Bennett, D-Stone Mountain, said in a statement. “We, at the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, cannot in good conscience support policy …