Georgia governor touts record on criminal justice reform

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Georgia  /  No Comments

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal walks into a press conference to announce he has vetoed legislation allowing clergy to refuse performing gay marriage and protecting people who refuse to attend the ceremonies Monday, March 28, 2016, in Atlanta. The Republican rejected the bill on Monday, saying "I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state." (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal touted his record on criminal justice reform in an op-ed in Tuesday’s Washington Times. Deal, a Republican, opened the piece by reminding readers that Georgia’s criminal justice system “was in a state of crisis” at the time of his inauguration in 2011, when he followed fellow two-term Republican Sonny Perdue into office. […]

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Meaty options for school choice

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Education Blog, Georgia  /  No Comments

DRIVE THROUGH: McDonald's turns handful of protesters away north of Seattle.

When Atlanta school superintendent Meria Carstarphen quipped recently that school choice is as American as McDonald’s Happy Meals, what she meant was that “most parents want diverse and meaty options for their children’s education,” writes Robert Holland, a senior fellow for education policy at the Heartland Institute. Read the whole thing here.  

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ISP to Georgia: Help us expand rural broadband by easing regulations

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  Georgia, News, Technology  /  No Comments

MACKE: Reducing the government burden will help private broadband providers expand into rural areas.

“From our perspective, as a business, you’re always trying to make a business case for expansion,” Macke told, before adding “that payback is a little more difficult” in sparsely populated rural areas that would require miles of fiber to service fewer homes.

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AT&T announces big gigabit broadband push in 11 areas, including Kentucky

By   /  October 6, 2016  /  Georgia, Kentucky, News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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“This has nothing to do with Kentucky Wired, or connecting to their middle mile,” Cathy Lewandowski, AT&T’s senior public relations manager for Kentucky and Tennessee, told in an email.

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Georgia queries residents on broadband access

By   /  October 5, 2016  /  Georgia, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Data from the survey, which will remain anonymous, will be shared with current and potential internet service providers “with the aim of improving internet services for rural Georgians.”

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Georgia gets federal money for charter schools

By   /  October 4, 2016  /  Education Blog, Federal Government, Georgia  /  No Comments


Georgia has won $24.4 million to expand charter schools in the state through the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program. The department has also recommended that Georgia receive an additional $22 million that is contingent on congressional appropriations. The state’s voters will decide in November on the creation of a an Opportunity School District that could […]

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