Funding for committee addressing children’s mental health put on hold

Two months after Georgia lawmakers passed the state’s $32.4 billion budget, approved funding for an independent committee tasked with identifying issues in mental health services for children—including those in the state’s foster care system—is among dozens of line items Governor Brian Kemp has put ‘on hold’.

Kemp signs bills aiming to improve school safety, literacy

Gov. Brian Kemp signed new laws Thursday that will require Georgia schools to perform annual drills for responding to campus shooters early in the school year and to perform literacy assessments for younger students three times per year to see if they can read at grade level.