Maggie Lee, The Telegraph

Maggie Lee

The Telegraph

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Maggie:

GA timber industry hurt by storms, driver shortage but there’s reason to be optimistic

For thousands of Georgians, timber is a retirement or a rainy day fund — though they may be hit by storms or squeezed by logistical problems. But there are reasons to be optimistic about the industry. → Read More

Fallout leaves more doubt about future of Macon-Bibb sales tax, property tax rollback

For the second year in a row, the push for a Macon-Bibb County sales tax referendum has stalled in the state Legislature, leaving the future of the other local option sales tax, or OLOST, up in the air. → Read More

House Democrats pass bill to make voter purges harder

The House approved big changes in the nation’s voting system Friday, but the bill faces huge obstacles both in the U.S. Senate and back in the states. → Read More

Infantry museum, softball complex pitch for state cash to attract visitors

Columbus’ National Infantry Museum, and the folks who promote the city’s biggest softball complex want state cash to help bring more visitors to Columbus. But it’s getting late in the legislative year to ask. → Read More

Some Georgia lawmakers say it’s time for cultivation of medical marijuana in the state

Thousands of Georgians already posses medical cannabis, with the state’s blessing. Some lawmakers, led by state Rep. Micah Gravley, say its now time to give them a way to buy it, too. → Read More

Georgia House proposal preserves, but trims, pensions for future teachers

Georgia’s future teachers would get pensions, but not on the scale of today’s retirees or teachers, under a state House plan. Teacher groups will weigh state savings against the difficulties of retaining educators. → Read More

Sweeping changes proposed for Georgia hospitals — meant to increase facilities

Republican state legislators Matt Brass and Matt Hatchett have filed bills that would rework state licensing law for new hospitals and some new medical facilities, which may particularly affect people in rural areas. → Read More

Columbus has a wish list for this year’s state Legislature

Columbus’ wish list for the state Legislature includes more power for neighborhoods over cell towers, lower hotel taxes, even upgrading a U.S. highway into an interstate, and more. → Read More

Meet the new state lawmakers from our area heading to Atlanta

Two new lawmakers will represent parts of Bibb and neighboring counties in the state Legislature this year. Here’s a quick introduction to Republicans Danny Mathis and Dale Washburn. → Read More

Georgia lawmakers heading to Atlanta, health care and more on their minds

Georgia’s annual legislative session starts Monday, with the swearing-in of new leaders, new lawmakers and a lot of questions about health care, transit, broadband and more. → Read More

Three new Georgia laws for 2019 could affect your wallet

New laws for Georgia in 2019 include one tax cut that’s modest, but will affect most Georgians. Also now on the books: one tax hike that you may not now be paying on online purchases. → Read More

Meet the new state lawmakers from our area heading to Atlanta

Two new lawmakers will represent parts of Muscogee, Harris and neighboring counties in the state Legislature this year. Here’s a quick introduction to Republicans Randy Robertson and Vance Smith. → Read More

Georgia lawmakers pause on proposal to fund Mercer medical school in Columbus

Georgia lawmakers cut proposed $9.3 million toward a proposed Mercer University medical school campus in Columbus. Governor Nathan Deal urged lawmakers to focus instead on Hurricane Michael relief. → Read More

General Assembly considers funding Mercer medical school in Columbus

The Georgia Legislature is considering a proposal to spend $9.3 million for Mercer University to build a four-year medical school in Columbus. Mercer has been training some medical students in Columbus since 2012. → Read More

Kemp declares victory in governor’s race as Abrams camp holds on to runoff possibility

Brian Kemp declared victory Wednesday afternoon in Georgia’s governor’s race. Democrat Stacey Abrams has refused to concede against challenger Republican Brian Kemp, also serving as secretary of state. → Read More

Obama warns Georgia Democrats GOP could ‘take away your right to vote’

Former President Barack Obama fires up audience for Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign → Read More

Here are the 5 constitutional amendments on Georgia’s 2018 ballot and what they do

Georgia voters will decide on 5 constitutional amendments and 2 referendums when they cast their ballots in Nov. 2018 election. Here’s an explanation of proposals, including conservation, courts & timberland. → Read More

Trump adds fire to already hot Georgia governor’s race

Trump injects himself into an already-contentious GOP gubernatorial runoff election Tuesday in Georgia → Read More

Macon Republican who put medical cannabis on Georgia agenda won't return to state House

The Macon Republican who put medical marijuana on Georgia's agenda plans to leave office, but not give up his part in an underground network to distribute the liquid. → Read More

Georgia lawmakers advance medical marijuana cultivation bill

A panel of Georgia lawmakers voted on Jan. 24, 2018 to advance a bill that would allow growing medical marijuana, but its future is uncertain. → Read More