Government & Politics

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...

Q&A: State House budget leader sees tough choices as budget cuts...

State Rep. Terry England is no stranger to shepherding deep budget cuts through his powerful House Appropriations Committee.   England’s nine-year tenure as chairman of the...

Abrams launches voting rights effort at site of 2018 balloting ...

Karen Starks worked the polls at Annistown Elementary School on Election Day last fall and there was trouble from the start. All of the precinct’s...

Georgia’s proposed hate crimes legislation gets renewed push

Georgia lawmakers are renewing calls to pass a bill defining and setting punishments for hate crimes committed in the state, one of only five...

Georgia farmers “collateral damage” in NAFTA replacement

Sam Watson will likely have fewer eggplants, cucumbers, squash and bell peppers growing on his south Georgia farm next spring after struggling through the...

Judge orders Georgia to scrap old voting machines in 2020

Georgia will not switch to paper ballots for an upcoming round of elections starting this fall after a federal judge ruled Thursday this fall’s...

Abrams takes Fair Fight 2020 to scene of 2018 voter frustration

Saturday former gubernatorial candidate and state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams plans to launch her Fair Fight 2020 initiative at a Gwinnett County elementary...
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