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.
Georgia lawmakers are meeting to redraw political maps after a federal judge found the current boundaries discriminate against Black voters.
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 state legislative panel unanimously approved recommendations for changes to the state’s dual enrollment program Wednesday, intended to simplify the process, better inform parents and students, and invest more state cash into the program.
Democrats could gain a seat in the U.S. House and multiple seats in Georgia's Legislature if a judge rules Republicans drew maps illegally weakening Black voters' power.
A Georgia state senator is trying to revive a proposal aimed at stopping teachers from talking to students about gender identity without parental permission. But both gay rights groups and some religious conservatives remain opposed to the bill.
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.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appears ready to loosen the purse strings a little after having built a budget surplus that could top $10 billion. The money has been accumulating for three years.
Georgia will collect another $5 billion in surplus revenue after the just-concluded budget year. Numbers announced Wednesday by the state Revenue Department show that taxes matched last year's $33 billion, while Gov. Brian Kemp had forecast a steep decrease.
A new law regulating wakeboarding and wakesurfing will be enforced as heat will draw more people out to the water to keep cool.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Supreme Court rejected "independent legislature theory," an idea that its critics say could have undermined American democracy. Sen. Jon Ossoff and Gov. Brian Kemp feud over who's responsible for EV developments in Georgia. Meanwhile, there were two disturbing neo-Nazi protests in Georgia this week.
Georgia's state government will for the first time run its own marketplace for individual health insurance under a law that Gov. Brian Kemp signed Tuesday. The Republican governor says the law will help people better know and compare health insurance options and promote competition.
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.