January 25, 2021 7:14 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Monday, January 25, 2021 Morning Reads for Monday, January 25, 2021 By Theresa Garcia Robertson Politics 2 Comments Happy Monday! The Georgia General Assembly is NOT in session today. They will gavel in tomorrow for Legislative Day 5. 2021 Georgia State Park Guide publishedSavannah College gets $4.8M to train workers amid pandemicWho’s moving in, and who’s leaving the stateWhy the GBI is called in for local incidentsHearings to start Monday on retrial of Timothy Tyrone Foster, charged with killing a retired Rome schoolteacher in 1986Coosa High Senior Carolyn Smyth on track to being first female Eagle Scout in Northwest GeorgiaGeorgia teen accused in $980,000 Kroger scamRelatives say they can’t sue Georgia nursing home where mother diedHufstetler to examine state tax credits as Georgia lawmakers feel pressure to raise spending Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Theresa Garcia Robertson Wife. Mama. Foodie. Political Junkie. Southern Enthusiast. Taco Lover. 2 Comments chamblee54 This is another monday morning reader. January 25, 2021 7:39 AM Log in to Reply armanidog How dumb is Kemp? He surprises me all the time with how dumb he is and has been. A public health crisies is going on and he raises their funding by 3/10th of 1 percent. $900,00 of which $200,000 goes to a licensing program for tattoo parlors. I mean the Georgia DPT is overwhelmed and Kemp throws 2 cents in the bucket. Governor Dumbo has clearly missed the clue train. The worst governor since Lester Maddox. “Appearing before state lawmakers last week, Georgia’s public health commissioner acknowledged the strain on her agency from the coronavirus pandemic. “This,” Dr. Kathleen Toomey said, “is probably the most challenging thing all of us have ever done.” But Toomey wasn’t seeking state money to expand laboratory capacity at the Department of Public Health. Or to replace its decade-old disease-tracking system. Or to hire more epidemiologists, scientists and other specialists who could help contain not just this coronavirus but whatever public health crisis emerges next. Amid a pandemic that, as of Monday, has killed 11,584 Georgians and sickened more than 720,000, Toomey’s boss, Gov. Brian Kemp, proposed only a minuscule increase in the state’s public health budget for the next fiscal year: about $900,000, or 3/10 of 1%. None of the new money addresses the pandemic. But nearly $200,000 would fund a licensing program for tattoo parlors.” https://www.ajc.com/news/coronavirus/amid-deadly-pandemic-georgia-not-increasing-public-health-spending/GJFLXJVKCZD6ZC4O4Z4XOSPEGQ/ January 25, 2021 7:02 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.