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GA food banks struggle to meet demand; Farm Bill could help

In a state where nearly 10% of households face food insecurity, Georgia’s food banks are grappling with an urgent problem. The nonprofit group Feeding America said the Farm Bill, a crucial piece of legislation which is renegotiated in Congress every five years, holds the key to addressing the issue.

Opponents of sales tax on period products ready to push Georgia lawmakers to end levy

A group of advocates and Democrats participated in a press conference Thursday at the state Capitol, calling for the end of what they called a discriminatory tax. They argue there is no equivalent tax on men and that foregoing the tax paid by women and girls would not make a dent in state revenues. About $6 million is collected each year, according to Georgia STOMP.