Monday, February 25, 2013
Donna Edler of District 7, who represents several schools in Stone Mountain, is among the six affected by Monday afternoon's announcement.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that he is signing an executive order that accepts the State Board of Education's recommendation that six DeKalb school board members be removed. Deal made the announcement Monday afternoon during a press conference at the state capitol. School board member Donna Edler, of District 7, which includes several Stone Mountain schools, said she was not surprised by the governor's decision. "I think minds were made up quite some time ago." Edler told Patch she's followed "best practices as it related to governance" since joining the board in January 2011. "I have conducted myself in a professional manner," she said. "I've made each of my choices in the best interest of the students of DeKalb county. Not only …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The governor has set up a press conference at 11 am to announce his decision on whether to remove six DeKalb school board members.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The move was made late Friday afternoon, in hopes of stopping Gov. Deal from suspending any school board members.
Gov. Nathan Deal's office announced on Friday that he, along with members of the DeKalb legislative delegation, will hold an 11 a.m. news conference Monday to respond to the state Board of Education decision. The state board recommended to the governor that he remove six members of the DeKalb school board. However, in a legal move late Friday afternoon, the school board filed an emergency motion in federal court, hoping to stop the governor from taking any action. According to Channel 2 Action News, the emergency motion was filed just before the close of business on Friday. “I have closely followed the situation in DeKalb County schools since their accreditation was put at risk, and I paid special attention to the state Board of …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
On Monday, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law requirements for parents who receive federal assistance to be tested for drugs before getting help.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law drug-testing requirements for parents who receive financial help through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Deal signed House Bill 861 into law on Monday, April 16. It forces parents to pay for and take a drug test as a condition of receiving TANF assistance. According to an AJC report, the test would cost about $17 and is expected to begin in several weeks. (Let us know what you think about this in the comment section below.) It is likely to be challenged by groups that oppose the legislation and believe it violates constitutional rights. Similar legislation was enacted in Florida in 2011, and is currently be challenged in courts. According to the AJC, Georgia officials…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Sen. Steve Henson (D-Tucker) says state budget cannot be balanced while giving special interest tax breaks.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Good evening. My name is Steve Henson, Leader of the Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus. On behalf of my colleagues, we commend Governor Nathan Deal for his ideas to help better manage the state of Georgia. There will be many opportunities for us to work with him on legislative endeavors. In our efforts, Democrats will stand for common sense solutions that create a strong and prosperous Georgia that works for all of our citizens. We will stand up for the working families of our state who are struggling to pay their mortgage, buy health insurance and put food on the table. Democrats believe our greatest asset is the people of Georgia. Our citizens deserve our attention and investment. Every decision we make during Georgia’s legislative …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Join in the live discussion during the governor's address to the Georgia General Assembly.
Jobs, jobs, jobs. That's what many hope Gov. Nathan Deal will make his main focus during the State of the State address he'll be making at 7 p.m. today in the House chamber. No matter what the governor says, Patch will Cover It Live to let you give your views on what he says, find reactions to it from across the state and add our own analysis. Visit Patch just before 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 to join the discussion, or use the Cover It Live app on your iPhone or Android device. The State of the State address will showcase the governor’s building blocks for economic prosperity in Georgia, according to a release from his office. He will make announcements on: Georgia Public Broadcasting plans to air the address live statewide on TV and on radio, and…