Georgia Republicans want to redraw the state's congressional districts to create a new court-ordered Black majority district while maintaining the current 9-5 Republican congressional majority. The proposal released Friday shows they are again targeting Democratic U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath's district for wholesale transformation.
A resolution passed the Georgia Senate during the special session today expressing support for the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, also known as Cop City.
Recently, U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Georgia) has introduced the Minority Entrepreneurship Grant Program Act, which would create a grant program with the Small Business Administration for entrepreneurs at minority-serving institutions such as historically Black colleges and universities, to address the wealth gap that plagues African-American communities.
Georgia lawmakers are meeting to redraw political maps after a federal judge found the current boundaries discriminate against Black voters.
The special session started with a bang Wednesday as members of the House and Senate reviewed the new legislative maps proposed by Republicans.
Elected officials and others held a community meeting of about 100 people at the Elaine Lucas Senior Center in Macon to discuss the special session of the Georgia General Assembly beginning this week.
Georgia Senate Republicans are proposing a new map that would create two new Black-majority districts in the the General Assembly's upper chamber. The new map comes after a federal judge said current congressional, state Senate and state House maps illegally dilute Black votes.
A federal appeals court ruling last week is the latest sign in a shifting national landscape limiting the ability of minority voters to challenge voting laws on claims of racial discrimination.
The Georgia Supreme Court Wednesday halted attempts to move forward with a new oversight board for local prosecutors the General Assembly’s Republican majorities created this year.
Lawmakers will convene on Wednesday to re-draw Georgia's voting districts after federal Judge Steve Jones said that the current maps "dilute Black voting power."
Gov. Brian Kemp is assigning Georgia National Guard troops and other state resources to help with the “logistical challenges” associated with ceremonies and services to honor the late former first lady Rosalynn Carter.
Environmental advocates are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to act after state regulators issued a final permit signing off on Georgia Power’s plans to leave coal ash partly submerged in groundwater at Floyd County’s Plant Hammond.
A judge in Atlanta is set to hear arguments on a request to revoke the bond of one of former President Donald Trump's co-defendants in the Georgia case related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis last week filed a motion asking county Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee to revoke the bond of Harrison Floyd.
Landmarks and notable events in the life of former U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter.
The National Park Service has delivered to Congress its long-awaited study on whether the Ocmulgee River corridor in central Georgia meets the criteria to be managed as a national park and preserve. The answer: Not quite, and not yet.