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Georgia House Speaker Tees Up Legislature’s Homestretch, Drops Sports Betting Teaser
House Speaker Jon Burns defended the push to create oversight panels for local prosecutors, touted ongoing efforts to improve access to mental health services in Georgia and seemed to crack the door back open for sports betting this session in remarks at an Atlanta Press Club event Thursday.
America’s Always Had Black Inventors – Even When the Patent System Explicitly Excluded Them | Opinion
This spirit of American creativity has persisted through the millennia, through the first American patent granted in 1641 and on to today.
National Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1969
The national unemployment rate dropped from 3.5 percent in December to 3.4 percent in January, the lowest recorded unemployment rate since 1969.
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Area Unemployment Drops in December
Locally, according to a newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on February 1, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metropolitan area unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) dropped from 2.7 percent in November to 2.6 percent in December.
US Sees Economic Growth in Fourth Quarter
A Department of Commerce statement, released on Thursday, January 26, reported fourth quarter and year-end preliminary findings on the US economy.
As State Jobs Increase, Unemployment Stays the Same
In December, the Georgia unemployment rate was 3.0 percent which is the same as the unemployment rate in November.
New Georgia House Speaker Says State Tobacco Tax Hike Is Possible, Dims Hopes for Medicaid Expansion
If anyone was harboring hope that a new House speaker might want to take a fresh look at full Medicaid expansion in Georgia, House Speaker Jon Burns dumped cold water on that Thursday.
Georgia Lawmakers Plan To Push for Higher Police Pay, Improved Retirement Benefits in 2023 Legislature
A quick survey of the salaries for police officers in rural southwest Georgia found that some officers started off earning $12.70 per hour, providing further insight into why so many local law enforcement agencies are struggling to recruit new personnel and keep experienced officers on staff.
National Unemployment Drops As Jobs Increase
In December, the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent, down 0.1 percent from the previous month.