Day: June 25, 2021

Time short for parents of special-needs children to claim COVID money

BY: - June 25, 2021

Georgia parents of students with disabilities are eligible for a reimbursement of up to $500 for education expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but time is running out to apply – the deadline is June 30 – and most of the money is still unclaimed. Gov. Brian Kemp announced the program in his January state of […]

U.S. Justice Dept. suit says new Georgia voting law rules violate rights

BY: and - June 25, 2021

This story was updated June 25th at 5:27 p.m. WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that the Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia to overturn a sweeping elections law passed in March, with a legal challenge that alleges the new statute violates the federal Voting Rights Act. The federal […]

End of the line for jobless Georgians reliant on $300 weekly federal boost

BY: - June 25, 2021

Georgia is set to cut off extended federal unemployment benefits by this weekend, threatening to end relief aid to more than 218,00 Georgians who used the money to get through the pandemic, according to a report from the National Employment Law Project. On Saturday, Georgia will stop participating in a host of federal programs enhancing […]