A proposal designed to boost the already thriving Bitcoin-mining industry in Georgia has crashed into concerns over the noise created by local crypto-mining operations and the drain on electricity and water resources.
Workers of the world, unite – but only if you hold a secret election first.
That’s what the state Senate said Thursday when it passed on party lines a labor union bill backed by Gov. Brian Kemp. Senate Bill 362 bars businesses that open shop in Georgia from receiving state incentives if they recognize labor unions, unless workers vote to unionize with a secret ballot.
The state House Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously supported a bill Thursday requiring public disclosure of any content that political campaigns and candidates pay celebrities and other social media influencers to post.
Some conservative state senators want Georgia to become the latest state to pull out of the American Library Association, a nonprofit organization that supports libraries and accredits the schools that train them.
Advocates are rallying behind a bipartisan proposal to create a new commission focused on Georgians with disabilities in hopes of replicating the success of a group that was behind a landmark mental health bill that passed in 2022.
House lawmakers signed off the governor’s plans to infuse the budget with nearly $2 billion in one-time cash while making their own spending boosts to behavioral health services, election administration and the state’s prisons.
House lawmakers signed off on a controversial measure Tuesday that would increase the number of misdemeanor criminal offenses that require a cash or property bond to be released from jail.
A bipartisan bill designed to update sex education curriculum for Georgia’s public school students faced skepticism in a House subcommittee last week amid questions of which side in the culture war can better educate youngsters on the birds and the bees.
The state has sued the Biden administration for not putting time back on the clock for Georgia’s partial Medicaid expansion program, which is set to expire next year under the current agreement.
As people in Georgia mobilize for the 2024 General Election, one group wants to make it easier for those with felony records to understand their voting rights — and get them reinstated, if needed.