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Kemp: College football could be ‘tall task’ with COVID-19 cases growing

Gov. Brian Kemp may be unlikely to mandate face masks statewide, but he said something Wednesday that may cause reluctant mask-wearers to change their...

Supreme Court Louisiana abortion ruling could affect Georgia’s law

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to shoot down Louisiana abortion restrictions could affect the future of Georgia’s strict 2019 anti-abortion law.   Chief Justice John...

Ga. senators OK tax on vape products, raise cigarette purchase age...

Vape devices should soon become harder for Georgia teens to get their hands on. The Georgia Senate Friday voted to impose a tax of up...

State House committee pushes for new tax on vaping products

A key Georgia House committee approved a 7% tax on vaping products Wednesday but declined to take on a hike in tobacco taxes. Vaping products...

State Senate push for cigarette tax hike aims to cushion spending...

A late-session push in the Senate would raise the state’s cigarette tax and stick a tax on vape products, which has so far eluded...

At last, legislation to curb surprise billing headed to governor’s desk

After several years of false starts, state lawmakers Wednesday sent legislation to the governor designed to rein in the unexpected medical bills that Georgians...

CDC warns pandemic risk remains as Georgia permits bigger gatherings

As restrictions meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 continue to ease here and elsewhere, some of the country’s leading public health officials have...

Past errors might cause state to delay COVID-19 data release for...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp acknowledged recent errors in the state’s public health data reporting but asked for the public’s understanding at a press briefing...

Commenters pan Kemp’s Medicaid expansion plan as too limited

New analysis of the thousands of comments submitted during the public airing of Gov. Brian Kemp’s Medicaid waivers found most people who took the...

Contact tracing, nursing home tests next front in state COVID-19 reponse

The Georgia Department of Public Health plans to quadruple the people performing contact tracing in the state, from 250 to 1,000 by June 23,...
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