Government & Politics

Absentee-voting debate continues as primary pushed from May to June

Georgia’s primary election has been pushed back to June, but debate continues over how much the state should lean on absentee voting as an...

Loeffler shifts stock to managed funds in bid to end controversy

Georgia U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler announced this week that she will divest from individual stocks after facing intense criticism for transactions made after a...

Congressional Dems want more food stamp funding during pandemic

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. More than 100 lawmakers sent a letter this...

Bookman: I’d hate to think opponents of vote-by-mail are politically cynical

Georgia Republicans, like Republicans nationwide, seem terrified by the possibility of broader vote-by-mail efforts in response to the coronavirus. According to House Speaker David Ralston,...

Kemp resets shelter-in-place through April, resists call to close beaches

Georgians will stay under a shelter-in-place order through the rest of April now that Gov. Brian Kemp extended the order Wednesday as the number...

ACLU federal lawsuit: Postage to vote by mail amounts to poll...

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union against Georgia’s Secretary of State claims it’s unconstitutional for Georgia to require voters...

Georgia monthly tax collections rise as state braces for COVID-19 tumble

Georgia saw a bump in state revenues last month ahead of an expected drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put Georgians out...

State panel to watch for voter fraud as primary shifts to...

Georgia’s top election official has launched a new panel that he says will help sharpen his office’s focus on any fraud that could accompany...

Ga. primary still set for May despite push to delay from...

Georgia elections officials are moving full steam ahead with plans for a May 19 primary as time runs short for top Republican leaders to...

Georgia coastal officials discourage tourists ahead of state shutdown

Coastal Georgia’s city and county officials rushed to contain the COVID-19 outbreak as March ended with a mix of local ordinances that amounted to...
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