Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a controversial gun bill Wednesday in Ellijay at a ceremony and luncheon that’s expected to attract many supporters and double as a Second Amendment rally. The so-called ‘guns everywhere’ bill will allow firearms in many churches, bars and government buildings. The bill will also bar sheriffs from asking someone with a gun if he or she has a license. Under the new bill, schools would have the option of deciding if teachers or administrators should be armed. The state will also have to report within 10 days Georgians’ involuntary commitments to hospitals.
Although many Georgians have already cast their ballots early, the numbers do not compare with early voter turn out from two years ago.
Voters go to the polls to decide who will fill some of the state’s most powerful posts, including the governor’s office, and a seat in the US senate. Georgians will also decide on a race that seems to be off most people’s radar- the Public Service...
Voter turnout is being described as “steady”, to better than average in a handful of counties GPB has checked-in with today.
Georgia does not have enough defense lawyers to handle new death penalty cases according to the Public Defender Standards Council. It is requesting a special session of the legislature to address funding for the indigent defense system.
Polls are now closed across the state, as Georgia voters earlier in the day lined-up to cast ballots for a slew of state and local seats.
Georgia voters are sending U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson back to Washington for a second term.
Republican leaders are hunkered down at their election night headquarters in an Atlanta hotel. Head of the state party Sue Everhart says she's looking for a sweep of the constitutional offices in Georgia.
Both candidates faced stinging questions, but it was Nathan Deal who found himself subject to attack from two sides. The Democrat, Roy Barnes, challenged his votes affecting women. The Libertarian, John Monds, challenged his conservative...
A last-minute ethics complaint launched against Casey Cagle just days before the election has drawn a strong response from both candidates. Cagle calls the accusations "disturbing" while his Democratic opponent denied she had anything to...
Roy Barnes and Nathan Deal are trolling for votes on the Georgia coast. It's a region that helped send Barnes to the governor's mansion in 1998 but may lean more Republican now that he's seeking his old job back.