For the first time in Georgia history, the state’s unemployment rate fell below 3%. According to Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, the June unemployment rate was 2.9%, which was well-below the national average of 3.6%
The phone lines at Georgia’s crisis call center lit up for days after comedian Robin Williams took his own life in 2014. And the call volume spiked again when celebrity chef and popular TV show host Anthony Bourdain committed suicide in 2018.
Montaluce, located in Dahlonega within the heart of Lumpkin County, is one of at least 77 wineries in the North Georgia mountains that offer wine tasting experiences.
Georgia closed out fiscal 2022 last month with a massive budget surplus fueled by the significant increase in tax revenue.
Owning a home has been considered a pillar of the American Dream, so let’s take a look at trends of Georgia homeownership rates from 2010 till 2021.
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.
Graduation rate remains a key issue for Georgians, as the state falls in the lower 50 percent when it comes to degree completion.
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.