Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgians showed up in droves for the first day of early voting, smashing records from 2018. Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams took the debate stage together for the time in four years. Elsewhere, Herschel Walker skipped the Atlanta Press Club Debates, for a town hall with Sean Hannity.
Georgia officials are close to finalizing a deal with automaker Hyundai to build a $5.5 billion electric car plant near Savannah.
One day after signing the $30.2 billion fiscal 2023 spending plan, the governor axed three technical college projects that were to be financed with bonds, including funds to design a logistics, transportation and manufacturing complex at West Georgia Technical College and an advanced manufacturing center at Columbus Technical College.
Former Vice President Pence will rally for Kemp ahead of the May 24 primary, the campaign announced Friday. It marks a significant shift in Pence defying Trump and his chosen candidate for the race.
The Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade, but a Georgia privacy law, that's more than 100 years old, could keep abortion rights intact. Meanwhile, questions remain about if a decision to reverse Roe will affect elections. Also: David Perdue's campaign is on financial fumes.
The state of Georgia and local governments will give Rivian Automotive $1.5 billion of incentives to build a 7,500-job, $5 billion electric vehicle plant. That's according to documents the company and state signed Monday.
In his State of the State speech Thursday, the governor made no mention of Georgia’s federal Medicaid waiver proposal, which the feds recently approved in general while rejecting its work requirement.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Thursday aimed at preventing local governments from imposing COVID-19 restrictions such as mask mandates or vaccine requirements. Under the new rule, businesses can voluntarily comply with local rules, but they cannot be forced to do so.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent a letter to Kemp Thursday saying part of this second waiver plan “requires further evaluation” and requesting updated analysis by early next month. The state’s response will then be subjected to a 30-day comment period.
The Georgia Board of Education has scheduled a special called meeting Thursday to discuss Gov. Brian Kemp’s call to ban the teaching of “critical race theory” in Georgia public schools.
More than 300 bills and resolutions were sent to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk after the 2021 legislative session, from a massive elections overhaul to adoption reform to the $27.2 billion state budget. He only vetoed one of them.
Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign a controversial bill to block local governments from slashing police budgets Friday as a Monday deadline looms for him to sign, veto or get out of the way of legislation passed in 2021.
Starting Thursday, Georgia’s months-long ban on gatherings of more than 50 people in one place will be lifted per orders from the governor, who has steadily moved to ease safety measures imposed since the virus swept the state in March last year.
Set to take effect on April 8, the rollback marks the broadest lifting of COVID-19 safety measures since the governor ended a statewide shelter-in-place order was in place for about three weeks last April.