I will mention some legislatures limit how many bills each lawmaker can file.
And NB, “new state & local laws” might be small amendments to code, big [...]
Developed in the 1940s and abandoned in 1999, this abandoned gas station at 890 Columbia Dr. in Decatur is going to be the target of an $200,000 petroleum cleanup funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the agency announced this week.
The grant recipient is the East Decatur Greenway.
“The site is contaminated [...]
Here’s a new graph to answer no questions about federal student loans awarded at Georgia schools in 2013. Instead, it’s meant to provoke them. Like, sorry I’m ignorant, but what is South University? And wow, there are more people going in hock for art school than for Georgia Tech.
Click on the graph for a [...]
Here are some excerpts of correspondence between the USDA and some of Georgia’s congressmen. My favorite one is about the Greek yogurt, but the others get more ink:
Re: Trade barriers to biotech crops
Letter of May 7, 2013, to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack & US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis:
The U.S. Department [...]
Need or want to learn what Georgia government does?
State government probably has more to do with your day-to-day life than the federal government.
So here’s a 40,000-foot-view of what your state government does, translated & interpreted from jargon to English.
Click on it to zoom in.
Yes, it’s hard to read on the screen [...]
In case you didn’t know, controlled forest burns are awesome, and they’re proving it yearly in a longleaf pine forest in Talbot County.
“Some fish in the Savannah River below Augusta contain the radioactive elements cesium-137 and strontium-90. Exposure to large amounts of these elements may increase the risk of developing cancer.”
*mouseover graph to interact
The other day at the state GOP convention, Governor Nathan Deal said something that caught my former-Clarkston-resident ear, as reported by Jim Galloway:
“Our state had the sixth highest number of refugees of any state in the country. Sixty-nine percent of all refugees in Georgia wind up in DeKalb [...]
That fish kill, that’s going to be a lot of ink, a lot of pixels and a lot of billable hours for years to come. ‘Cause there are 65 lawsuits on it.
After a 2011 fish kill in the Ogeechee River starting from Screven County, some landowners downstream of the King [...]
So, I’ve been going around ranting that some news stories profit from being told with pictures rather than words.
Thus, for your consideration, a story about the state grades given to Georgia high schools.
Ps, there’s one school that ranks above 100. That’s accurate. A school can get bonus points if it serves like, harder-to-serve [...]
- Georgia lawmakers write 5k bills, mostly honors
- Abandoned Decatur gas station gets $200k for cleanup
- The curious graph of federal student loans at Georgia schools
- Letters between the USDA and Georgia congressmen address biotech, trade, Greek yogurt
- Legislature honors 3.3k people, passes 831 laws, trashes 1.5k bills