Author: Jessica Szilagyi

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

Nuisance Bill in Legislature Will Harm Property Owners, Agriculture Community

A measure that has already passed the Georgia House of Representatives would be tremendously detrimental to private property owners and those in the agriculture community if it clears the state senate as well. The bill has pitted agricultural and conservation groups against each other as the state legislature has worked to further protect a number

Morning Reads — Thursday, March 14, 2019

We’re so close to Friday, but not there yet, so for today…here are your reads: Peaches Over 1,000 Arrests Nationwide After Authorities Test Backlogged Rape Kits Thanks to State Rep. Scott Holcomb for his role in working down this problem Georgia cost-cutting panel to pay staffer six-figure salary Buttons with profanity at Georgia Capitol spark lawsuit “Black