A judge is being asked to disqualify Georgia Lt. Gov. Burt Jones from holding office because of Jones' participation as an elector for Donald Trump in 2020. The judge says he we will rule later after hearing arguments on the case Monday.
A Georgia Senate committee is recommending that the state abolish its requirement for permits to build health facilities. The Tuesday report sets up a renewed push on the issue that sparked a House-Senate standoff in the 2023 legislative session.
Several influential business organizations on Tuesday lined up their support for a top legislative priority of Republican Lt. Gov. Burt Jones in 2024 intended to reduce barriers for small business owners and workers who require professional licenses to work in several dozen types of jobs in Georgia.
A political group linked to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is launching an ad campaign backing the Republican's efforts to make it harder for people to file lawsuits and win big legal judgments.
A special prosecutor could soon determine if Republican Lt. Gov. Burt Jones joins a long list of defendants indicted in the 2020 presidential election interference case that has already ensnared a state senator and former President Donald Trump as he seeks a second term in the White House.
Jones says he expected the state Prosecuting Attorneys Council to step in, based on a judge's ruling forcing Fulton County DA Fani Willis to exclude him from her investigation.
A Georgia agency says it will name a special prosecutor to consider whether the state's Republican lieutenant governor should face criminal charges for efforts to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 election loss in the state. Trump and 18 allies were indicted Monday, but Fulton County District Attorney was blocked from seeking an indictment of Lt. Gov. Burt Jones.
Children in Georgia would need their parents' permission to create social media accounts if some top Republicans in the state get their way next year. Lt. Gov. Burt Jones and Sen. Jason Anavitarte say the want to pass such a law in 2024.
On the heels of the state GOP convention in Columbus, Georgia Lt. Gov. Burt Jones speaks with GPB's Donna Lowry about the future of the Republican Party, certificate of need and abolishing the state income tax.
Georgia lawmakers are beginning a review of state tax breaks. Some leaders hope to reduce breaks to lower the state's overall income tax rate. Other officials say business tax breaks are important to recruiting industry. The review could lead to legislation next year.
Friday on Political Rewind: Former President Donald Trump's presence at the state GOP convention highlights the rift between Gov. Brian Kemp's supporters and MAGA Republicans. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene launched a campaign to impeach President Biden and other administration officials. Also: the latest on "Cop City" protests.
Friday on Political Rewind: Mirroring conservative leadership nationwide, Lt. Gov. Burt Jones is calling for an audit of University System spending on diversity, equity and inclusion programs. Plus, Brad Raffensperger tells reporters disinformation is the greatest threat to democracy.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The Supreme Court is temporarily allowing access to the abortion drug mifepristone while it decide if it will permit the medication's use. Meanwhile, the DeKalb County autopsy of Manuel Teran, the activist killed at the planned police training center, shows no gunpowder residue on their hands.
Monday on Political Rewind: The Legislature's outcomes are still front of mind for Georgians. Chancellor Sonny Perdue decried a cut to the University System and mental health advocates mourn a failed expansion. Plus, CBS' 60 Minutes is under fire for an interview with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Thursday on Political Rewind: As the dust settles after Sine Die, the fate of several major bills has become clear. A controversial budget, private school vouchers, expanded mental health care, and legalized sports betting - our panel weighs in.