Government & Politics

Court battles escalate to force election to replace Justice Blackwell

The battle over whether Gov. Brian Kemp or voters should determine who fills a Georgia Supreme Court justice seat is spilling over into federal...

Georgia shelter-in-place order set for Friday; schools to remain closed

Gov. Brian Kemp says he will issue a statewide shelter-in-place order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, although many questions about what is in...

COVID-19 threatens census. At stake: money, political power

WASHINGTON — It’s National Census Day. Organizations across the country are marking the occasion with webinars, virtual rallies, Twitter chats and other digital events throughout the week....

WalletHub ranks Georgia economy as least exposed to coronavirus

Georgia is about to find out how many people will miss their April rent and mortgage payments as thousands of workers lost their jobs...

Sunshine State berry bandits targeted over border crossing poaching

Some little berries mean big money for south Georgians, and a Senate bill aims to keep that money in the hands of the people...

Trump signs behemoth $2T COVID-19 response bill after it clears U.S....

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion bill Friday intended to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Georgia House Speaker asks for new primary election delay until summer

A high-ranking Georgia Republican wants the state’s May 19 primary election delayed at least one month due to the COVID-19 outbreak that recently forced...

Pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses...

Will Loeffler face ethics probe over stock sales after COVID-19 briefing?

WASHINGTON — Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who’s at the center of a political firestorm after selling off stocks ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Loeffler stock trades after briefings early in coronavirus outbreak draw fire

Georgia’s newly appointed U.S. senator is under fire for unloading as much as $3.1 million in stocks after participating in a private briefing for...
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