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Gov. Deal May Veto Bill Expanding Private Probation, Debtors Prisons in Georgia

  (APN) ATLANTA -- HB 837, which would expand authority for private probation companies, was passed by the House (105 to 62) and Senate (35 to 17) and has been sent to the Governor awaiting his signature to become law.   Gov. Deal has until Apr...

Gov. Deal Pursuing Cannabidiol Oil Research Trials at Georgia Regents University

(APN) ATLANTA -- After the stunning defeat of HB 885 in the Georgia Legislature this year, Gov. Deal announced at a news conference on April 10, 2014, that he plans to pursue clinical trials of cannabis oil at Georgia Regents University in Augusta...

Georgia Prisons Face Crisis of Inmate Violence: 32 Deaths in Four Years

(APN) ATLANTA -- The Southern Center for Human Right (SCHR) and State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) held a legislative hearing, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the State Capitol, on the increase of violence and violent deaths in the Georgia prison...

Moral Monday Activists Attempt to Deliver Petitions to Gov. Deal on Medicaid Expansion

(APN) ATLANTA -- On Monday, April 07, 2014, Moral Monday took to the street on exclusive West Paces Ferry Road, across from the Governor's Mansion.  Their mission was to deliver fifty thousand signed petitions from Georgia citizens calling for the...

2014 Georgia Legislative Session Wrap-up (UPDATE 1)

    (APN) ATLANTA -- Once again, it was not exactly a banner year for progressive legislation down at the Georgia General Assembly.  Atlanta Progressive News followed the General Assembly in depth this year, including coverage of several bills...

DeKalb Solicitor Sought to Disqualify Occupy our Homes Attorney

(APN) DECATUR -- On Monday, March 31, 2014 at the DeKalb County Courthouse, DeKalb Judge Dax Lopez heard a motion brought by DeKalb County Solicitor General Sherry Boston, to disqualify attorney Mawuli Davis with the Davis/Bozeman Law Firm from re...

2014 Election Qualifying Wrap-Up Part 3: Judicial, Fulton County Races

(APN) ATLANTA -- Candidate qualifying for Primary Elections and Nonpartisan Elections [such as judicial races] was held on March 03 through March 07, 2014.  Many candidates qualified for a variety of seats.   This article is the third in a thre...

Ninth Moral Monday Focused on Voting Rights Act

(APN) ATLANTA -- On the ninth Moral Monday in Georgia, held on Monday, March 20, 2014, over three hundred people crowded in the rotunda of the State Capitol to hear leaders in the civil rights movement and others explain the Voting Rights Act (V...

Medical Cannabis Bill Fails to Pass Georgia Legislature

(APN) ATLANTA -- On Thursday, March 20, 2014, the last day of the Georgia General Assembly, the medicinal cannabis oil bill, HB 885, failed when the Assembly adjourned for the Session without passing the bill. The night was filled with hope for...

39 Arrested in Moral Monday Protest for Medicaid Expansion in Georgia

  Photographs by Gloria Tatum.   (APN) ATLANTA -- On the ninth Moral Monday Georgia action day at the state capitol, although held on a Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 39 people were arrested inside the Georgia Capitol protesting Gov. Deal and the Legisl...