Hundreds of diverse community members gathered in Savannahs Forsyth Park for the Enough is Enough rally aiming to transform recent protests into a movement with speeches by varied local leaders on Saturday, June 6. [Nick Robertson/SavannahNow.com] […] Amanda Hollowell with
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A state representative from Sandy Springs joined a colleague in suggesting Georgia should increase the cigarette tax to help cover a $3.5 billion budget shortfall that could cause at least 1,000 layoffs and an equal number of furloughed workers. Rep.
Like the rest of Athens, the health care industry is opening up after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. […] But it’s not business as usual and won’t look the same again, say healthcare authorities. “The impact of COVID-19 will
‘Cautiously optimistic but realistically pessimistic’: Georgia colleges prepare for unknowns of fall semester
Colleges across Georgia have assembled planning teams for what they say will be a return to in-person classes this fall after an abrupt switch to distance education in March to limit the novel coronavirus pandemic. Faced with changing data and
Georgia lawmakers will get their first look next week at how deep state agencies must cut their budgets to comply with spending reductions the legislature’s leading budget writers ordered in the wake of coronavirus. Revised fiscal 2021 budget proposals the
While Georgia’s Department of Public Health is battling the coronavirus pandemic, its leaders say it will have to furlough staffers — including those working in infectious disease control and epidemiology — one day a month to meet state-mandated spending cuts.
Georgia’s unemployment rate for April was the highest rate the state has ever seen, the state’s top labor official said Thursday. The unemployment rate was 11.9 percent in April, jumping 7.3 percentage points from March. The month-to-month increase also was highest
Georgia’s early move to start easing stay-at-home restrictions nearly a month ago has done little to stem the state’s flood of unemployment claims — illustrating how hard it is to bring jobs back while consumers are still afraid to go
The economic shutdown brought on by the pandemic has led to mass unemployment, and some businesses remain closed. Many of those that have opened are doing limited business. […] The massive University System of Georgia has already announced likely furloughs to
Since the coronavirus arrived in the United States, Georgia has seen some of the highest numbers of infections and deaths. Elected officials have attempted to mitigate the ongoing health and economic impact, but it’s clear our state must do more