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Craig Schneider

Reporter for Enterprise

Craig Schneider is a reporter for the Enterprise team. He specializes in putting a local focus on national issues such as the economy, unemployment and health care. He started with the AJC in 1997 and has previously covered issues such as health, crime and county government. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University.

Latest from Craig Schneider

Health care plan stings S. Georgia Trump voters
 U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will try to change the GOP health care plan to provide more aid to older Americans. That’s good news for Kenneth Peek, a South Georgia farmer who was hoping the new plan would give him a break. Peek is among those South Georgians coming to terms with the GOP plan. In it’s current...

Posted: 3 days ago

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will try to change the GOP health care plan to provide more aid to older Americans. That’s good news for Kenneth Peek, a South Georgia farmer who was hoping the new plan would give him a break. Peek is among those South Georgians coming to terms with the GOP plan. In it’s current...
Trump voters in South Georgia come to terms with GOP health plan
 Kenneth Peek had a rough year. The South Georgia farm where he and his wife grow corn, wheat and soybeans faced a drought and lost money in 2016. So he’s working construction jobs to make ends meet. The 64-year-old hoped to catch a break on his health care costs. He has insurance through the Affordable Care Act, better known as...

Posted: 4 days ago

Kenneth Peek had a rough year. The South Georgia farm where he and his wife grow corn, wheat and soybeans faced a drought and lost money in 2016. So he’s working construction jobs to make ends meet. The 64-year-old hoped to catch a break on his health care costs. He has insurance through the Affordable Care Act, better known as...
DFCS bill allows more secrecy on child deaths
 Georgia’s child protection agency could withhold further information from the public regarding the deaths of children under a bill sailing through the state Legislature. Supporters of House Bill 75 say it represents a minor increase in the information that the agency can withhold, and is meant largely to help law enforcement hold...

Posted: 9 days ago

Georgia’s child protection agency could withhold further information from the public regarding the deaths of children under a bill sailing through the state Legislature. Supporters of House Bill 75 say it represents a minor increase in the information that the agency can withhold, and is meant largely to help law enforcement hold...
CDC faces steep cuts under GOP health plan
 The Republican healthcare plan moving through Congress would strike hard at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The proposal would mean a cut of close to $1 billion for the Atlanta-based federal agency. A large part of that money is funneled to the states for programs that deal with things like immunizations. But...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Republican healthcare plan moving through Congress would strike hard at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The proposal would mean a cut of close to $1 billion for the Atlanta-based federal agency. A large part of that money is funneled to the states for programs that deal with things like immunizations. But...
Republican health plan advances amid questions on impact, cost
 Thousands of poor, older Georgians could lose their health insurance in the coming years, while adults who are younger and make more money could be eligible for financial help to buy coverage. Those are just some of the myriad ways Republicans’ Obamacare replacement plan could fundamentally change access to health care in the Peach...

Posted: 12 days ago

Thousands of poor, older Georgians could lose their health insurance in the coming years, while adults who are younger and make more money could be eligible for financial help to buy coverage. Those are just some of the myriad ways Republicans’ Obamacare replacement plan could fundamentally change access to health care in the Peach...
CDC would lose nearly $1 billion under Republican budget
 The Republican health care plan moving through the U.S. House of Representatives guts a little-known fund that provides Georgia some $20 million a year, for things like immunization programs, preventing heart disease and strokes, and responding to public health crises. The loss of the federal Prevention and Public Health Fund would deal...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Republican health care plan moving through the U.S. House of Representatives guts a little-known fund that provides Georgia some $20 million a year, for things like immunization programs, preventing heart disease and strokes, and responding to public health crises. The loss of the federal Prevention and Public Health Fund would deal...
Trump defense plan ignites hope in Georgia
 What’s on the wish lists of military bases around Georgia? How about another battalion of soldiers at Fort Benning in Columbus? Or a new group of C-130J planes at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta? Georgia has a large military presence with eight major bases. These bases are dusting off their wish lists after...

Posted: 16 days ago

What’s on the wish lists of military bases around Georgia? How about another battalion of soldiers at Fort Benning in Columbus? Or a new group of C-130J planes at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta? Georgia has a large military presence with eight major bases. These bases are dusting off their wish lists after...
Trump ignites hopes around Georgia military bases
 President Donald Trump’s plan to boost defense spending by $54 billion has lit a fuse of optimism around Georgia’s military bases, contractors and other interests, stirring hope for proposals shelved during the belt-tightening of recent years. “After years of endless budget cuts that have impaired our defenses, I am...

Posted: 16 days ago

President Donald Trump’s plan to boost defense spending by $54 billion has lit a fuse of optimism around Georgia’s military bases, contractors and other interests, stirring hope for proposals shelved during the belt-tightening of recent years. “After years of endless budget cuts that have impaired our defenses, I am...
Judge denies Tex McIver access to SUV where he shot wife
 A Fulton County judge denied Claud “Tex” McIver’s request on Tuesday to regain the vehicle in which he shot and killed his wife, asserting it remains a crime scene. Judge Jaslovelin Lall ruled in favor of prosecutors who said that the Atlanta police want to continue to examine the white 2013 Ford Expedition. The morning...

8:22 PM Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

A Fulton County judge denied Claud “Tex” McIver’s request on Tuesday to regain the vehicle in which he shot and killed his wife, asserting it remains a crime scene. Judge Jaslovelin Lall ruled in favor of prosecutors who said that the Atlanta police want to continue to examine the white 2013 Ford Expedition. The morning...
Tex McIver to step down from state Election Board
 Claud “Tex” McIver, facing criminal charges after shooting his wife, said he will step down from a state board overseeing voting and elections issues. In a letter to state Senate leaders, McIver pointed to his wife’s death and its aftermath in saying he did not wish to be reappointed to the state election board. McIver had...

8:03 PM Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Claud “Tex” McIver, facing criminal charges after shooting his wife, said he will step down from a state board overseeing voting and elections issues. In a letter to state Senate leaders, McIver pointed to his wife’s death and its aftermath in saying he did not wish to be reappointed to the state election board. McIver had...
McIver to step down from state Election Board
 Claud “Tex” McIver, facing criminal charges after shooting his wife, said he will step down from the state Election Board. In a letter to state Senate leaders, McIver pointed to his wife’s death and its aftermath in saying he did not wish to be reappointed to the board. He was appointed by the Senate in 2005 and served as...

6:54 PM Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Claud “Tex” McIver, facing criminal charges after shooting his wife, said he will step down from the state Election Board. In a letter to state Senate leaders, McIver pointed to his wife’s death and its aftermath in saying he did not wish to be reappointed to the board. He was appointed by the Senate in 2005 and served as...