Georgia House Democratic Caucus Urges Governor, State School Superintendent to Take Action to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

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ATLANTA – House Minority Leader James Beverly (D-Macon), State Representatives Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta), Rhonda Burnough (D-Riverdale), Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain), Shelly Hutchinson (D-Snellville), Donna McLeod (D-Lawrenceville), Rebecca Mitchell (D-Snellville), Mary Robichaux (D-Roswell) and Sandra Scott (D-Rex) urge the governor and the state school superintendent to take specific actions to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in Georgia.

Experts Give Back-To-School Advice Amid Delta Variant Wave

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As Georgia children head back into the classroom, two state representatives and a microbiologist, all mothers as well as experts, said they share the concerns of all parents about the continuing pandemic and encouraged them to practice whatever cautions make them feel comfortable. Rep. Jasmine Clark, a Democrat from Lilburn who teaches microbiology at Emory University, hosted a virtual town …

Opinion: Buckle up. Mask up.

In News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution by one11creative

  Teachers in Fulton began the school year Monday with vaguely threatening emails from some parents warning teachers to join their anti-mask campaign. “Parents would rather work with you than against you — masks must be made optional,” said one email. Another said, “I, along with many other Fulton County parents, are pursuing legal representation against you and all teachers …

Reapportionment hearing brings members of Georgia House, Senate to Albany

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ALBANY — A reapportionment hearing brought voters from throughout the region to the Albany State University West Campus theater on Tuesday, but one of the most repeated requests to lawmakers is not likely to become a reality. Several of those who made comments at the joint Georgia Senate and House reapportionment hearing asked that lawmakers hold another session with voters after …

Guest column: Let’s support Georgia’s workers, not hurt them

In News, The Augusta Chronicle by one11creative

This week, Gov. Brian Kemp and Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced they will end the $300 payment Georgia unemployed workers are receiving from the federal government as a result of the American Recovery Act. They said their reason for doing so is to push more people back to the workforce. Industries are complaining how the shortage of labor is hurting …

Funds secured in Georgia budget for an Augusta veterans cemetery

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Efforts to build a veterans cemetery in Augusta are gaining a lot and some much-needed momentum. More than $1 million is secured in Georgia’s budget to build the state’s third veterans cemetery in the Garden City but there is still work to do.

Henry County bills pass state house

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On Monday, March 29, the state house convened for its 39th legislative day. Two Henry County bills passed during the local calendar. The bills — SB 285 & SB 286 — now head to the governor’s desk to await his signature. Update: SB 306 passed the state house on Wednesday, March 31. Governor Kemp signed the bill on Friday, April 2.

State Rep. Viola Davis announces inaugural Community Activist Day at Georgia Capitol, five DeKalb residents to be honored

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ATLANTA – State Rep. Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain) plans to honor members of Restore DeKalb, including Joel Edwards, Sandra Holmes, Willie Pringle, Debra Greenwood and Ed Williams at the Georgia Capitol on Monday. Davis recently introduced House Resolution 377 during this year’s legislative session to establish March 29, 2021 as Community Activist Day at the Capitol to recognize these individuals.

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and Chairwoman Sen. Tonya Anderson on the Guilty Verdict of Dereck Chauvin for the Death of George Floyd

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STATEMENT Contact: Andrew Allison, Director Kami Briden, Sr. Communications Associate kami.briden@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and Chairwoman Sen. Tonya Anderson on the Guilty Verdict of Dereck Chauvin for the Death of George Floyd ATLANTA (April 20, 2021) | In response to the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin on all counts for the death of George Floyd, the Georgia Legislative Black …

Georgians praise murder conviction in George Floyd case as win for justice

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The Georgia Democratic Party and ACLU are among those praising a Minnesota jury’s verdict Tuesday afternoon after it found a former Minneapolis police officer guilty of murdering George Floyd. The Hennepin County jury deliberated 10 hours before finding Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, charges that come with a maximum 40-year sentence.