Government & Politics

Qualifying week sets U.S. Senate field, more contested Statehouse races

The May primary ballots are now set after a week of candidate qualifying wrapped up Friday. The weeklong affair brought its share of drama and...

Georgia ‘tort’ legislation to limit jury awards hits speed bump for...

Georgia business groups are backing legislation to limit jury awards, punitive damages and to rework the kinds of arguments allowed in court, but their...

Bookman: Kemp’s election hacking claim proven bogus, but it worked

Just days before the 2018 gubernatorial election here in Georgia, Brian Kemp publicly accused the state Democratic Party of trying to hack into the...

Ga. Senate panel expands voucher program for special needs students

The Senate Youth and Education Committee voted 6-4 along mostly partisan lines Wednesday in favor of Senate Bill 386 that would expand a program...

Georgia House, Senate headed for joint budget negotiations

The Georgia Senate Wednesday approved a $27.4 billion amended budget with eight months already gone in the fiscal year and now changes must be...

Ga. House leaders back paid parental leave for 250,000 state workers

A freshman lawmaker has proposed expanding paid parental leave to the state’s public employees as Republicans broaden their recent embrace of a policy change...

Major abortion case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Wednesday in a high-profile abortion case that’s rooted in Louisiana but could...

Georgia bill intended to limit jury awards nears Senate floor debate

A state Senate panel approved a bill Tuesday that would give businesses more protections from lawsuits and damage awards. Senate Bill 415 by state Sen....

Lawmakers revive ‘anti-bait and switch’ bill dealing with state fees

A push to constitutionally match state revenues with the supposed purpose lawmakers originally promised has been revived under the Gold Dome. The so-called anti-bait and...

Proposed cap on fast-growing dual enrollment program headed to governor’s desk

Georgia could soon restrict the number of college courses the state will pay for high school students to take. The Georgia House of Representatives voted...
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