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Senate advances coronavirus relief aid with help of Ossoff and Warnock

The U.S. Senate passed President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion stimulus plan Saturday afternoon after wrangling over an amendment to trim unemployment benefits derailed...

Georgia House restores mental health spending in next year’s budget

Another $36 million would go toward mental health services in next year’s $27.2 billion budget as state lawmakers work on erasing spending cuts made...

State Senate clears path for legalized online sports betting in Georgia

The state Senate passed groundbreaking legislation Friday that proposes to let Georgians determine if online sports betting becomes legal.  The Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor...

Senate limits aid for state, local governments in COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to begin debate on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, after drafting a number of...

White House budget office nominee Young praised for bipartisan work

Shalanda Young went through another confirmation hearing as the nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, as House leaders and caucuses...

House panel OKs overhaul of citizen’s arrest law cited in Arbery...

The Georgia House Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced legislation Thursday to overhaul the citizen's arrest law that prosecutors initially used to justify the 2020 killing...

Sweeping voting rights package passes U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform late Wednesday night along party lines in a 220-to-210...

State lawmakers to vote whether to double their pay starting in...

State lawmakers would nearly double their pay and significantly raise the salaries of constitutional officers under a bill gaining traction under the Gold Dome. The...

Bookman: Voter fraud lie forces frenzy of voter suppression bills

A lie is a fickle creature. Once told, a lie marches free into the world, with its own agenda, out of control of those who...

GOP opposes state and local aid as Senate readies vote on...

WASHINGTON — As Democrats seek to send President Joe Biden their latest $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, federal lawmakers remain deeply divided on the question...
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