Author: Jessica Szilagyi

Morning Reads – Thursday, May 16, 2019

Today is 31st anniversary of both the Surgeon General ruling nicotine is addictive much like cocaine and heroin and the Supreme Court ruling that police do not have to have a search warrant to search discarded garbage.  Peaches Another GA city contemplates making mayoral position full time. “Journalists must hold government accountable.” Small town in

Morning Reads – Wednesday, May 15, 2019

I’m filling in for your Wednesday reads, so you’re in for a double dose this week. Obviously, the biggest story in the last 24 hours is the indictment of Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck. Here’s the full press conference. Other news, however, includes: Boycotts Work. An Abortion Rights Boycott in Georgia Probably Wouldn’t. PEOPLE Magazine picked

Morning Reads – Thursday, May 9, 2019

Peaches Georgia barely meets national average for outbreak preparedness. Disgraced councilman considering stepping down. Former State Rep. Discusses Life On Georgia’s Gnat Line In New Book. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ gives this Georgia-made craft beer its own superhero moments. Trump official open to increased funding for Georgia Medicaid waiver. Ocasio-Cortez labels new Georgia abortion law as a

Proposal for Rural Hospitals May/Might/Probably Will Hurt Rural Hospitals

Our U.S. Senators from Georgia issued a press release Thursday applauding a proposed rule change to ‘aid rural hospitals.’ The biggest component of the change is an increased Medicare reimbursement for some facilities, which has advocates of rural healthcare reform all kinds of hot and bothered. As someone who used to live within walking distance

Morning Reads – Thursday, April 18, 2019

Peachtree City plans to have a discussion on their outrageous anti-free speech, anti-free press ordinance proposal tonight. You can watch it online here. Peaches Measure would dissolve Georgia’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board. Ex-FBI agent: Speaker Ralston stalled 1091 court cases. Georgia Southern University adjuncts say budget, job cuts will impact students. The Public’s Defenders: Sixth

Morning Reads – Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hello & good morning. My calendar tells me today is ‘National Barbershop Quartet Day.’ Not sure how I’ll celebrate, but I’ll see what I can do. Peaches Congresswoman Lucy McBath has some ‘splainin to do. ACLU says Georgia sheriff illegally banning books from jail. ” A board to oversee Georgia journalists sounds like Orwellian fiction

Morning Reads – Thursday, April 4, 2019

Peaches Sponsor says talks came too late to save rural Georgia transit bill. I say bad actors ruined it. Ethics in Journalism Act getting national attention. Like everywhere. Stacy Abrams calls Georgia’s GOP governor an “architect of voter suppression” Savannah mayoral candidate arrested Supreme Court Turns Away Georgia Cash Bail Challenge One of the garbage