No Picture
General

Kemp signs into law Georgia bill that would allow nonprofits to offer free maternity services

(The Center Square) — Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a bill to allow nonprofits to offer “maternity supportive housing residences” and resources at no cost for pregnant and postpartum women. Under Senate Bill 116, known as Betsy’s Law, local governments cannot constrain or place occupancy requirements on these residences unless those same restrictions apply to a residence with a single-family living there, according to a news release. Maternity supportive housing residences — a house where

No Picture
General

Georgia Lottery amasses $367.2M in profits for last quarter

(The Center Square) — The Georgia Lottery brought in more than $367.2 million in profits during the third quarter of fiscal 2022, state officials said. For the first three quarters of fiscal 2022, between July 1, 2021, and March 31, the lottery transferred more than $1.1 billion to the state’s Lottery for Education Account. Since its inception, the lottery has transferred more than $24.6 billion to the state. “Our solid third-quarter performance is great news

No Picture
General

Potential Supreme Court ruling could restore Georgia’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ law

(The Center Square) — A potential Supreme Court ruling on abortion could allow Georgia to reinstitute its “fetal heartbeat” law that bars most abortions after about six weeks. According to a Politico report, the nation’s highest court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, which established abortion as a constitutional right, and Casey v. Planned Parenthood. The leaked opinion, purportedly penned by Justice Samuel Alito, comes in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a challenge

No Picture
General

Georgia could receive $636 million as part of opioid settlement

(The Center Square) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a measure that opens the door to $636 million for state and local governments to bolster their opioid treatment and prevention efforts. The money is part of a $26 billion multistate opioid settlement with the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors — Cardinal, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen — and opioid manufacturer and marketer Johnson & Johnson. Senate Bill 500 bars local governments from pursuing future legal action against