In an October ruling, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ordered the legislature to draw five additional Black-majority districts in the House and two additional Black-majority districts in the Senate to accommodate increases in Georgia’s Black population in the last decade. On Friday, Republicans said their new maps honor Jones’ ruling.
State Rep. Patty Bentley joyously changed her last name to Stinson in a wedding ceremony on the grounds of the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday.
The only current Georgia lawmaker indicted with former President Donald Trump is freshman state Sen. Shawn Still (R-Norcross) — and determining whether he remains in office as his legal process plays out begins with Gov. Brian Kemp.
A celebration of life service at Ebenezer Baptist Church wrapped five days of memorial events in remembrance of Dr. Christine King Farris, the older sister and last living sibling of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. .
Dr. Christine King Farris will lie in state at the Georgia Capitol Rotunda on Friday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Georgia Legislature tackled election betting, district attorney oversight commissions and more on the penultimate day of the legislative session.
The Georgia Senate passed a bill that would create a commission with power to remove district attorneys on Day 27. Senate Bill 92, sponsored by Senator Randy Robertson (R – Catuala), would create an oversight commission for Georgia's district attorneys. The eight member panel could remove district attorneys and solicitor generals for a variety of issues, including refusal to prosecute certain crimes or physical or mental incapacity.
The Georgia House passed two bills targeting violent protestors on Day 26 after contentious debate about the consequences. House Bill 505, sponsored by Rep. Mike Cheokas (R -- Americus), would classify rioting as a felony charge. Rioting is a misdemeanor charge under current Georgia law. The new classification would mean increased jail time for offenders.
On Day 21 of the 2023 legislative session, the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee passed a bill that aims to create a pathway for legal gambling in Georgia.
Monday on Political Rewind: It’s the 40th and final day of the 2022 legislative session. A handful of high-profile measures remain to be decided. In the frenzy of activity marking the final day, what surprise measures could emerge? Our panel discusses the latest stories down at the Capitol.
Heavily armed National Guard troops stood watch near the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. outside the Georgia state Capitol, ahead of the national holiday honoring the civil rights icon and amid the potential for pro-Trump militants to stage violent protests.
On this edition of Political Rewind, the 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly was gaveled to a close late last night. What did lawmakers do...
On this edition of Political Rewind, we ring in the new year with a look at the major events we’ll be following through 2018. Georgians will elect a new...