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Redistricting likely cements Republican power in Georgia

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Redistricting likely cements Republican power in Georgia

Republicans have positioned themselves to keep control of the General Assembly and Georgia’s U.S. House delegation through the rest of this decade even though the state’s been increasingly friendly toward Democrats in recent years. Nov. 23, 2:40 PM


Lieutenant governor hopeful Butch Miller pushing to repeal Georgia income tax

Lieutenant governor hopeful Butch Miller pushing to repeal Georgia income tax

Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore Butch Miller pre-filed legislation Monday calling for the repeal of the state income tax. Nov. 23, 2:40 PM

Kemp announces 100+ sheriff endorsements in reelection bid

Kemp announces 100+ sheriff endorsements in reelection bid

Kemp announced endorsement from 107 sheriffs across the state Tuesday at his Cobb County campaign headquarters. Nov. 15, 4:00 PM



Max Cleland dead at 79; Biden, others pay tribute to 'American hero'

Max Cleland dead at 79; Biden, others pay tribute to 'American hero'

Former Georgia U.S. Sen. and Secretary of State Max Cleland died Tuesday at the age of 79. Nov. 13, 8:02 AM

Kemp, Carr sue over Biden vaccine mandate; court halts measure

Kemp, Carr sue over Biden vaccine mandate; court halts measure

“The federal government has no authority to force health-care decisions on Georgia’s companies and its employees under the guise of workplace safety.” Nov. 09, 11:38 AM

​Georgia’s new daylight saving time law won’t stop switch to standard time

​Georgia’s new daylight saving time law won’t stop switch to standard time

Georgians turning back their clocks by an hour this weekend to begin observing standard time might be excused for thinking they don’t have to make the time change this year. Nov. 08, 2:56 PM

Two maps, two visions: Georgia’s balance of power for next decade hangs in the balance

Two maps, two visions: Georgia’s balance of power for next decade hangs in the balance

Democrats and Republicans will converge at the state Capitol Nov. 3 to begin redrawing Georgia’s congressional districts, a once-a-decade exercise to accommodate population shifts reflected in the U.S. Census. Nov. 04, 3:09 PM

Court ruling upholds Georgia Power plans for coal ash

Court ruling upholds Georgia Power plans for coal ash

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court decision allowing Georgia Power to collect from customers $525 million in coal ash pond closure costs. Oct. 29, 6:05 PM

Georgia expanding funding for child-care program

Georgia expanding funding for child-care program

More Georgia families will be getting help from the state paying for child care under an initiative Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday. Oct. 27, 4:26 PM

Judge tosses lawsuit from Trump backers seeking absentee ballot inspections

Judge tosses lawsuit from Trump backers seeking absentee ballot inspections

The court decision came a day after Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office filed a brief concluding no evidence had been found to substantiate claims of fraud. Oct. 19, 4:53 PM

Georgia lawmakers set to renew debate over legalized gambling

Georgia lawmakers set to renew debate over legalized gambling

Bills that could lead to casinos, pari-mutuel betting on horse racing and/or sports betting in the Peach State will be on the table when the 2022 legislative session convenes in January Oct. 14, 7:18 PM


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Georgia getting ‘plenty’ of antibody drugs despite feds’ restrictions

Despite new federal supply limits, Georgia has received enough shipments of monoclonal antibodies to treat patients newly exposed or infected by Covid-19, state officials said Thursday. Oct. 08, 2:40 PM

Law enforcement leaders call for mandatory minimum sentences in Georgia

Georgia Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Terry Norris told the Senate Public Safety Committee that a solid justice system with harsher sentencing for violent crimes could deter criminals. Sep. 30, 9:20 PM

Police officials, rental car companies call for state authority to target motor vehicle crimes

Georgia ranked fifth in the nation with 26,907 auto thefts in 2019 Sep. 24, 3:06 PM

State Democrats fear Texas-style abortion bill in Georgia

“What happens in Texas won’t stay in Texas,” said state Rep. Beth Moore, D-Peachtree Corners Sep. 22, 6:41 AM

UPDATE: Almost 60% of new Georgia COVID cases are in K-12

Almost 60% of all new COVID-19 cases are now in Georgia’s K-12 schools, the state’s top epidemiologist said Tuesday. Sep. 17, 5:42 PM

Justice Department launches probe of conditions in Georgia prisons

The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday it has opened a statewide investigation into conditions inside Georgia’s prisons. Sep. 14, 2:12 PM

Georgia lawmakers want agriculture department involved in cannabis oil program

The Georgia Department of Agriculture should play a role in the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program, a member of a legislative oversight committee said Monday. Sep. 14, 3:17 PM

Georgia lags in COVID recovery

Georgia is one of the nation’s slowest states in terms of recovering from the coronavirus, a new survey shows. Sep. 14, 2:09 PM

State shatters record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

State Public Health officials reported a single-day total of 10,798 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, along with 86 deaths. Sep. 08, 11:40 AM

Raffensperger fires back at federal lawsuit over Georgia election law overhaul

“We believe there’s potential they’ve been following orders from [2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee] Stacey Abrams and others,” Raffensperger said. “We think something is going on.” Sep. 03, 6:12 PM








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