Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.
A new research paper reviewed how each state implemented a federal program that has provided cash assistance to low income families over the last 25 years — and found that Black women with children repeatedly were excluded.
Klobuchar during a virtual panel Thursday with state lawmakers said that she met this week with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-N.Y.), along with Manchin and Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, to discuss crafting a bill to protect and expand voting rights, as well as require states to use independent commissions for redistricting.
During a panel discussion, state lawmakers from Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida discussed how they’ve fought against restrictive elections measures introduced and passed in their legislatures.
Former Trump administration officials and conservative and libertarian nonprofits have launched lawsuits to block federal relief funds aimed at Black and minority farmers.
U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, a Pooler Republican, has the most expensive project among members of the Georgia congressional delegation on his wish list, a $26.6 million proposal intended to relieve congestion on DeRenne Avenue in Savannah that is a primary gateway to Hunter Army Airfield.