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AJC: Rural Georgia’s plight gets attention — and a champion 0

February 26, 2017

So many topics that hold legislators’ attention are evergreens: education, transportation, health care, taxes. This year there is one new refrain — or at least, a new tune to which those familiar lyrics have been set. The plight of rural Georgia is being discussed under the Gold Dome in a way unlike the past several years. Rural hospitals’ struggles are well-known, but there’s growing acknowledgment they are part of a bigger failing in the parts of Georgia where it’s easy…

Forward thinking by state House is appreciated 0

December 17, 2016

After the Jan. 20 euphoria of the Presidential Inauguration fades and the Trump administration begins its work in earnest, we will begin to see where the real priorities fall — and Georgia wants to be prepared. Back in March, state House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge and his House colleagues agreed to form the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) study committee that would be charged with exploring ways to protect Georgia military installations when the next BRAC occurs. In 2005,…

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