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Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as agricultural news. She has a background in Political Science, with a focus in local government, and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. She's a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

Bill Seeks to Protect Religious Views, Voluntary Prayer in Public Schools

A bill filed in the Georgia legislature seeks to prohibit discrimination of public school students and teachers on the basis of religious viewpoints or expression.

Economic Impact of Immigration by State: Where’s Georgia?

Immigration continues to be at the forefront of state and national issues, which is why personal finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2019's Economic Impact of Immigration by State.

Bipartisan Bill Brings GA Lawmaker Salary to Over $56,000/Year, 3.5X Increase

A bill filed in the Georgia legislature would bring the the annual salary of Georgia lawmakers in line with median annual household income in Georgia, which would allow the pay to automatically adjust without legislative review should the median number increase or decrease.

Georgia hemp regulation proposal among most restrictive in the nation

The fee for processing in Georgia is set at $100,000, but the fee in Kentucky is $500/year and Pennsylvania has no fee at all. Both of these states already have programs up and running and have submitted additional pans to the USDA.

MAP MONDAY: Home Insurance Rate Increase By State

Being a homeowner is expensive and the rising costs of insurance never help. Recent studies show that average home insurance rates have risen in every state in the last decade

LIGON: My Colleagues Will Produce Impactful and Sound Legislation.

OPINION: I am certain that working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will produce impactful and sound legislation.
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