Skip to main content

GPB News - Politics

Radio Host Bids For Congress

A conservative radio show host from Gainesville filed paperwork Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission to run for Georgia's new congressional seat.

Shadow Joblessness Plagues Georgia

State officials said Wednesday that the Lowe’s retail chain will open a distribution center in Rome that will employ 600 people. But it’ll do little to help 350,000 Georgians who have given up looking for full-time work.

Bibb Could Get Nonpartisan Elections

Bibb County officials are asking local lawmakers to make their elections nonpartisan. A resolution signed by the Bibb County Sheriff, Probate Judge, District Attorney, Superior Court Clerk, Coroner and Civil Court Judge could become a bill during the next legislative session.

Republican Supermajority On Horizon

Under the new redistricting maps, Republicans could have a super-majority in both chambers of the state legislature after the 2012 general election. A super-majority makes it easier for the ruling party to amend the state’s constitution.

Top Court Removes Judge

The state Supreme Court has ordered that Catoosa County Magistrate Court Judge Anthony Peters be permanently removed from office.

Georgia Eyes Early Presidential Primary

The U.S. Justice Department this week approved a law giving Georgia’s secretary of state the power to set presidential primary dates.

Dems Weigh Next Steps on Maps

Georgia’s new election district maps will soon head to the federal government for approval. Gov. Nathan Deal and other Republican lawmakers are deciding how to submit the maps. Democrats are also weighing their options.

Georgia's Democratic Future?

Republican lawmakers have drawn redistricting maps that solidify their majorities in the state House and Senate. But Georgia’s changing demographics won’t guarantee that majority forever.

New Congressional Seat Draws Candidates

A Republican state lawmaker with ties to Gov. Nathan Deal says he will run for Georgia's newest congressional seat.

Barrow Speaks Out On Redistricting

US Congressman John Barrow says, state lawmakers didn't have to redraw his district. The Savannah Democrat is criticizing the state's redistricting process after Republicans targeted him in maps approved Wednesday.

Pages