Posted inCity Politics, Politics, Social Welfare

What City Council Said Before Atlanta Released Its Largest Proposed Budget Ever

Mayor Andre Dickens has released the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2024. The $790 million general fund budget would be the largest in Atlanta’s history if approved.  Between now and then, City Council members will spend roughly 45 days in committee hearings listening to Atlanta service department leaders make their case for their municipal funding requests. […]

Posted inHealth, Social Welfare

With Black Residents at Risk of Losing Medicaid, These Orgs Are Here to Help

Starting next month, millions of Georgia residents will have their Medicaid eligibility reevaluated, and local grassroots organizations are mobilizing to keep Black communities informed. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which, among many things, required states to keep people enrolled on Medicaid through the end of […]