State Sen. Sonya Halpern, an Atlanta Democrat who represents District 39 in the Georgia Legislature, recently participated in an evening ride-along with the Georgia State Patrol.
Jon Burns has made a reputation as everyone's friend during his 18 years in the Georgia House. Now he hopes that affability will serve him as the chamber's speaker.
On Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, Sheree Ralston, the widow of the late Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, became the first to qualify for his 7th District House seat.
Several musicians and industry leaders are hoping to make their case for why Georgia should have tax incentives for the music industry mirroring those provided to the film industry years prior, which led to the state becoming a production hub for several notable franchises and film studios.
Some low-income and rural high school students in Georgia face challenges related to cost and distance when it comes to taking the SAT or the ACT exams to get into college. The University System of Georgia has historically required at least one test score for admission.
The Georgia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would create a so-called “Parents’ Bill of Rights” that would would allow parents to review curriculum in their child’s school, and object to instructional materials. Critics say it puts an unnecessary burden on teachers and school boards.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A Republican state senator said he intends to introduce a bill patterned after Texas’ contentious new abortion law during the upcoming session of the Georgia legislature. Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp continues his sharp criticism of President Joe Biden’s broad vaccine mandate.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp says he’ll ask the General Assembly to pass laws to fight crime during a special session of the legislature later this year. The session’s primary mission will be to redraw political maps based on new census data. But Kemp has the power to add measures to combat violent crime, especially in Atlanta, to the agenda.
Plus, we look at the outcome of the U.S. Senate field hearing examining Georgia’s new voting law.
News of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from Georgia over its sweeping new voting law reverberated among fans Saturday, while Gov. Brian Kemp vowed to defend the measure in court, saying “free and fair elections” are worth any threats, boycotts or lawsuits to come.
Friday on Political Rewind: President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris planned today’s visit to Atlanta as an opportunity to tout the COVID-19 relief package. Instead, they are taking a more somber track. The pair will meet with leaders of the Asian community here to mourn the victims of the recent shootings in metro Atlanta.
The head of the agency that certifies Georgia’s law enforcement officers told state lawmakers examining police reforms Thursday that new money for training is a better solution than new laws.
Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law drew withering criticism Monday from civil rights advocates who called for a House legislative committee to push for a...
Georgia lawmakers have passed a measure that would allow the state’s Public Service Commission to regulate how much electric cooperatives charge to...
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp pledged in his State of the State address in January to come up with a remedy for out-of-network medical billing, sometimes...