Pensioners to receive 1.3% raise at year’s end

ATLANTA — Beneficiaries of two federal programs will receive a 1.3% cost of living adjustment, according to Social Security Administration (SSA) data released last month. The 8.05 million Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will see the increase in December, while the 69.7 million Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) beneficiaries will receive additional pay beginning… Read More Pensioners to receive 1.3% raise at year’s end

“Georgia is a state too great to hate;” Governor Signs Hate Crimes Law, Completing Legislative Cycle

With the stroke of a pen, Governor Brian Kemp removed Georgia from a discouraging list of states lacking a hate crime bill. For years now, Georgia has been one of only four states without a law to adequately punish against crimes targeting a person because of bias against a “race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender… Read More “Georgia is a state too great to hate;” Governor Signs Hate Crimes Law, Completing Legislative Cycle

With Day 30 Completed, No Movement on a Hate Crimes Bill

Yesterday, the Georgia General Assembly reconvened to complete the remaining 11 days of this year’s legislative session, after a 3 month coronavirus delay. As “sine die” approaches, a budget resolution has to be passed.  Also of significant attention here and nationally, is HB 426, which is Georgia’s latest attempt to pass legislation increasing punishment for… Read More With Day 30 Completed, No Movement on a Hate Crimes Bill

Biden Routs Sanders on Super Tuesday II, Clearing a Path to the Nomination; More States Vote Tomorrow

If the Sanders’ campaign hoped for a late comeback on Super Tuesday II, it fell short, especially in states where it found success in 2016. In the last cycle former Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernard Sanders (I-Vt) nearly split the vote in Michigan’s primary, but Sanders inched ahead with a slight 1.5% victory. While… Read More Biden Routs Sanders on Super Tuesday II, Clearing a Path to the Nomination; More States Vote Tomorrow