GovBeat: georgia


Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Georgia governor apologizes for snow mess

Gov. Nathan Deal accepted responsibility for Atlanta’s unpreparedness.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, georgia

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Georgia officials under fire over snowstorm response

Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed are playing defense as traffic snarls continue.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, georgia, newsletter, States

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/29/2014

The South’s disastrous response to the winter storm, in pictures

If you live in the Atlanta area, and if you can, work from home.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, disaster relief, georgia, snow, South Carolina, States

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2014

A congressional trio wants voting laws in four states back under federal watch

The bill reinstates oversight lost when the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the decades-old Voting Rights Act in June.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Congress, elections, georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, texas, voting rights

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Republicans back away from Common Core as legislative roadblocks advance

Under pressure from conservative activists, Republican governors are revisiting Common Core standards.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Florida, georgia, indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, newsletter, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, States

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Grand jury looking into ethics complaint against Ga. governor

The grand jury wants to see documents related to an ethics complaint filed over the governor’s 2010 campaign.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:48 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ethics, georgia, States

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Casinos hold sway in 39 states, up from just two a few decades ago

What was the province of two states just decades ago is now available in nearly 40.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, gambling, georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, VERMONT, virginia

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

In 16 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the nation is still far from enjoying a full jobs recovery.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, employment, Florida, georgia, indiana, jobs, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Unemployment, Wages & Employment, wisconsin

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Why the Braves are leaving Atlanta, in one map

The Braves are moving to be closer to their ticket-holders, who increasingly live outside Atlanta.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baseball, georgia, maps, States

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Many states with few insured citizens aren’t expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, coverage, Delaware, District of Columbia, expansion, Florida, georgia, Hawaii, health, Healthcare, insurance, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, medicaid, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Immigration legislation booms in state capitals

State legislators are taking up immigration reform amid federal inaction.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colorado, georgia, illegal immigration, immigration, in-state tuition, indiana, States

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 08/23/2013

The Republican case for Common Core

Conservatives from Georgia to Michigan have lambasted the Common Core proposal. But Republicans helped develop it.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:08 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alabama, common core, education, georgia, indiana, Michigan