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Georgia Supreme Court takes up right to sue over removal of Confederate monuments

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Georgia Supreme Court takes up right to sue over removal of Confederate monuments

A Civil War heritage preservation group has the right to sue Henry and Newton counties over the removal or planned removal of Confederate monuments, May. 19, 1:04 PM


Georgia rep urges Biden to schedule fentanyl as drug of abuse

Georgia rep urges Biden to schedule fentanyl as drug of abuse

On Tuesday, the first-ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Georgia, called on President Joe Biden "to permanently schedule Fentanyl so we can get this dangerous drug off our streets. May. 19, 1:04 PM

Environmental groups petition to intervene in coal ash case

Environmental groups petition to intervene in coal ash case

Coal ash contains contaminants including mercury, cadmium and arsenic that can pollute groundwater and drinking water as well as air. May. 11, 3:44 PM



Republican challengers gang up on Kemp in final gubernatorial primary debate

Republican challengers gang up on Kemp in final gubernatorial primary debate

Four Republican gubernatorial candidates played tag team Sunday night, attacking incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp for failing to back efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, being soft on crime and letting schools close during the pandemic. May. 03, 3:29 PM

Republican secretary of state hopefuls assail incumbent Raffensperger for ignoring 2020 election fraud

Republican secretary of state hopefuls assail incumbent Raffensperger for ignoring 2020 election fraud

Raffensperger shot back during an hourlong debate livestreamed by Georgia Public Broadcasting that his office examined every allegation and found nothing that would have affected the results. May. 06, 4:26 PM

Inflation putting strain on state road projects

Inflation putting strain on state road projects

Highway projects across Georgia are being squeezed by the increasing cost of construction materials brought on by the war in Ukraine and other inflationary pressures May. 03, 3:26 PM

Alabama sues Biden administration for not deporting illegal immigrants

Alabama sues Biden administration for not deporting illegal immigrants

They’re also asking the court to require the federal agencies to follow existing immigration law enacted by Congress. Apr. 08, 4:25 PM

Georgia Power exec: Closing coal ash ponds will still leave contaminated groundwater

Georgia Power exec: Closing coal ash ponds will still leave contaminated groundwater

Coal ash contains contaminants including mercury, cadmium and arsenic that can pollute groundwater and drinking water as well as air. Apr. 22, 4:10 PM

Legislative Republicans combine 'divisive concepts,' transgender sports into single bill

Legislative Republicans combine 'divisive concepts,' transgender sports into single bill

Under the bill, any policy the GHSA adopts governing transgender males participating in girls' sports would apply to all member public high schools. Apr. 05, 12:00 PM

Georgia suing feds over transportation mask mandate

Georgia suing feds over transportation mask mandate

Georgia is challenging a mask mandate the Biden administration has imposed on public transportation and at transit hubs. Mar. 30, 12:09 PM

Georgia House says 'no' to COVID vaccine mandates

Georgia House says 'no' to COVID vaccine mandates

The bill passed the Republican-controlled House 99-67 along party lines. Mar. 29, 1:22 PM


More State

Legalized gambling back before General Assembly

Legalized gambling has emerged in the General Assembly with just four days remaining in this year's legislative session. Apr. 07, 10:51 PM

​General Assembly bans state agencies from doing business with Russia, Belarus

The bill, which the state Senate passed unanimously earlier this month, also sailed through the House unanimously with little discussion. Mar. 29, 11:54 AM

Kemp inks $1.1 billion state tax refund

The one-time windfall for taxpayers is the result of unexpectedly strong state tax collections that have left Georgia with a flush budget surplus. Mar. 23, 4:14 PM

Georgia House urging state Department of Transportation to extend Interstate 185

The Georgia House of Representatives is looking to give Southwest Georgia an economic boost. Mar. 28, 2:58 PM

Temporary state gasoline tax suspension gains final passage

The bill, which the state House of Representatives passed last week, now heads to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk for his signature. Mar. 17, 1:17 PM

​Medical marijuana program fix passes Georgia House and Senate

The Georgia House and Senate passed separate bills Tuesday aimed at restarting a medical marijuana program that has been sidetracked by a dispute over the awarding of licenses to produce low-THC cannabis oil. Mar. 19, 9:06 AM

Georgia Senate passes bill targeting teaching of racism

The bill, which passed 34-20 along party lines, lists nine concepts teachers could not teach, including that the United States and Georgia are systematically racist and that no race is inherently superior or inferior to any other. Mar. 15, 8:20 PM

Teacher raises highlight Georgia House budget

Georgia House budget writers Thursday approved Gov. Brian Kemp’s record $30.2 billion fiscal 2023 state budget, including the long-awaited second and final installment of a $5,000 teacher pay raise. Mar. 11, 4:44 PM

Kemp education bills clear Georgia House

Georgia House Republicans put their stamp of approval Friday to much of GOP Gov. Brian Kemp’s education agenda. Mar. 10, 4:54 PM

Georgia football coach Kirby Smart feted in General Assembly

Smart, who led the Dawgs to a 33-18 victory over the University of Alabama in January, brought the national championship trophy with him to the Georgia House and Senate chambers. Mar. 04, 6:35 PM








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