GEORGIA — While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause economic headaches, state tax collections in June were down $187 million year-over-year, a decrease of 8.8 percent. Net tax collections for the 2020 fiscal year are down 4.4 percent with a drop of $1.04 billion in tax revenues.

    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — When legislators return to the Gold Dome mid-June, they will have to pass a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that addresses the shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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    The primary elections are fast approaching. On June 9, Fulton County residents will be able to vote for a slew of federal, state and local candidates. Those who claim a party affiliation will have the option to vote on party-specific questions: six for Democrats and three for Republicans.