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Local News

Georgia Power Proposal to Increase Monthly Bills

Georgia Power recently filed a request with the Georgia Public Service Commission for approval that would enable the company to raise customer bills by 12 percent over the next three years to continue, in their words, making investments in strengthening and securing the electric grid, transforming its power generation to include cleaner and more economical energy resources and continue improving the customer experience.

Leadership Supports Abortion Bans Rejected by Voters

A recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll of Georgia voters found that a majority of residents do not want the LIFE Act, which will ban abortions after fetal heartbeat, to go into effect. In spite of this, elected officials in Georgia moved to make the bill enforceable only hours after the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in their June 24 decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health.

Georgia’s Sword of Damocles: HB 481 Could Sever Abortion Rights

House Bill 481, also called the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, is a 10-page bill that was passed in 2019 and almost immediately blocked by a federal judge who claimed the law violated the precedent of Roe v. Wade; now it’s heading to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and threatens to restrict abortion rights across the state, if reinstated.