Day: January 26, 2021

Biden administration unveils boost to state COVID-19 vaccine shipments

BY: - January 26, 2021

Post updated 7:45 p.m. Jan. 26 to include new weekly vaccine distribution totals announced by Georgia’s governor. WASHINGTON — Amid frustrations at the slow pace of the national COVID-19 vaccination effort, President Joe Biden says his administration is boosting the number of doses sent to states each week and will be giving state officials more […]

Georgia’s COVID vaccine shortage persists, teachers press for access

BY: - January 26, 2021

Georgia’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and positive test rate are trending downward, but that’s not an all-clear signal, Gov. Brian Kemp said at a Capitol press conference Tuesday. “Our hospitals, as I mentioned last week, cannot bear another surge of COVID-19 cases. And with more deaths being reported each today, I continue to ask Georgians to do […]

Buford lawmaker refuses COVID test, removed from House chamber

BY: - January 26, 2021

A state representative was escorted out of the House chamber Tuesday for refusing to get tested for COVID-19. The Legislature has leaned on a twice-a-week testing surveillance program as part of its plan to control the spread of the coronavirus so lawmakers can continue to meet under the Gold Dome. Face masks are also required […]

Bipartisan push to reform or repeal state citizen’s arrest law expected

BY: - January 26, 2021

Momentum is building to reform Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law, which is steeped in racist history, with key lawmakers and advocates saying they’re optimistic state leaders can agree on an overhaul this year. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has pledged that one of his priorities for this year’s legislative session is to work with state leaders to […]

Plan returns to extend lower in-state college tuition rate to DACA recipients

BY: - January 26, 2021

Marisol Estrada learned she was undocumented when she applied for her first high school job. She ran to the internet to try to understand her future prospects. “I asked an online forum if undocumented people can attend college, and I was told that I needed to go back to my country, that I am a […]