Government & Politics

House rural development study panel considers school mental health needs

Jasper, GA – The state sent $69 million to Georgia’s public schools this year to beef up physical security after a string of school...

Bookman: Courts forced to clean up Georgia’s elections mess

Back in 2017, when Gov. Brian Kemp was still Georgia’s secretary of state and responsible for running fair elections and protecting our right to...

Oxendine ethics hearing details lavish use of campaign money

A former state Insurance Commissioner and Republican candidate for governor has been accused of diverting $237,000 in campaign funds for personal use in a...

State education board considers modest cuts at Wednesday meeting

Members of Georgia’s Board of Education Wednesday mulled the governor’s recent order to cut fat in spending plans for this year and next. The department...

Secretary of State to audit voting machines in response to voter...

Georgia’s Secretary of State will reexamine new ballot machines to ensure they work properly and do not have any security flaws after nearly 1,500...

Speaker Ralston vows new Ga. Hemp law won’t lead to recreational...

Jasper, GA - Some local agencies created a buzz recently when they said they would dismiss misdemeanor cases or no longer charge people for...

State lawmaker says funeral industry oversight is too lax

Rep. Rick Williams is part of a small group of Georgia lawmakers who informally call themselves the funeral home caucus and are known for...

Local officials head to Athens next month to fend off state...

Dozens of Georgia’s mayors, city and county managers and other local government leaders will come together in September to work on legislative priorities for...

Georgia voters challenge certification of elections system

Election security advocates are pushing for a federal judge to press pause on Georgia’s rollout of $107 million-worth of new ballot machines ahead of...

State agency loosens rules on curbside package store service

The state’s alcohol regulators just gave cocktail lovers cause for a toast. New rules announced this week allow customers to pick up liquor through online-ordered...
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