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The Future of Renewable Energy in Georgia

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of the Georgia Political Review. By Swapnil Agrawal Georgia is going green – at your power bill’s expense. In late July, the Public Service Commission, Georgia’s regulatory tribunal for utilities, approved Georgia Power’s plan to generate 1,600 megawatts of renewable energy by 2021. According to EIA data,…

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Georgia’s Legislative Agenda for 2017

By Justin Lewis On the heels of a months-long controversy surrounding two fiercely contentious issues, the Georgia General Assembly is reconvening for another legislative session this year with the hopes of tackling additional pressing topics. During the 2015-2016 legislative session, the state legislature passed two salient bills: House Bill 757, which was aimed at protecting…

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Your Opportunity to Vote on the Opportunity School District

By Gaby Lohner In this election season, it may be easy to forget about important local initiatives on the ballot in the midst of the Trump-Clinton showdown. In Georgia, along with Senate and local elections, there are four referendums up for ratification. The first, Amendment 1, pertains to Georgia’s schooling laws, and has sparked an…

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Time for Georgia to Admit It Has a Drug Problem

By Alex Soderstrom Drug overdoses killed more Georgians in 2014 than car accidents. This shocking statistic is indicative of the battle Georgia currently finds itself in: a fight against a wave of addiction that has gripped most of the country. Drug abuse is rampant in the state, fueled primarily by the use of opioids such…

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