Government & Politics

Georgia Senate candidates hit campaign trail as Trump factor could again aid Warnock

BY: - November 11, 2022

It’s already started. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker were back on the campaign trail Thursday, two days after an election in which neither of them received a majority of votes. The two are set to face off in a Dec. 6 runoff that is likely to be brutal and expensive. Depending on the outcome […]

Georgia Power pushed to expand solar program as state regulators consider 12% rate hike request

BY: - November 10, 2022

Another round of hearings in Georgia Power’s rate case concluded Thursday with the final day dominated by a debate over whether the utility should expand its popular rooftop solar program. Georgia Power is pushing for a 12% increase in electricity rates over the next three years, along with other requests over the next year that […]

COMMENTARY

Growing mistrust instead of cannabis in Georgia

BY: - November 10, 2022

It was called the Hope Act. In 2019, the Georgia Legislature passed and the governor signed a law allowing medical patients access to cannabis oil. The law was strict: According to rules of a newly established Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, six private companies — with support of local governments — would be chosen […]

Georgia’s short runoff election turnaround to spark frenzied ground game to capture U.S. Senate prize

BY: - November 10, 2022

Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock may be enjoying a break from their hectic campaign schedules for now, but they will soon be back on the roads and the airwaves hoping to convince Georgians to vote for them in the Dec. 6 runoff election. So will the grassroots organizations that aim to help them. On […]

Georgia U.S. Senate race headed for a Dec. 6 runoff 

BY: and - November 9, 2022

Updated 5 p.m. Nov. 9.  WASHINGTON — Control of the U.S. Senate once again might hinge on Georgia, as voters in the Peach State will head back to the polls next month in a runoff election. Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and former professional football player and GOP nominee Herschel Walker are in a dead heat in […]

Election Day on the line: Georgia candidates for Senate, governor crisscross state with closing arguments.

BY: and - November 8, 2022

Whether you kept your eyes on the skies, the road or the screen Monday, there’s a good chance they caught a peek of your favorite candidates as they crisscrossed the state in a last-minute bid for votes. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s bus took him to Macon and Columbus, while his Republican rival Herschel Walker’s bus […]

An Election Day like no other: Georgians again center of political universe Tuesday after record early voting

BY: - November 7, 2022

Georgians voted early this year in greater numbers than in any midterm election before, likely foreshadowing that Tuesday will require some patience from voters who might face long lines to cast ballots. In Georgia, more than 2.5 million early voters encountered some minor glitches while in Cobb County election officials are encouraging more than 1,000 […]

Longtime House leader says he will not seek another term as speaker for health reasons

BY: - November 4, 2022

This story was updated with additional comment at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.  The longtime leader of the Georgia House of Representatives announced Friday that he will not seek another term as speaker. House Speaker David Ralston, who has led the chamber since 2010, said in a statement that he needs to focus on […]

Trump favorites Jones and Walker aim to ride former president’s backing to Georgia election wins

BY: - November 4, 2022

Former president Donald Trump’s two remaining Georgia endorsees, Senate candidate Herschel Walker and lieutenant governor hopeful state Sen. Burt Jones met up outside a Smyrna gun store Thursday evening as the sun set on the state’s penultimate day of early voting. Republican nominee Walker is neck-and-neck with Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock, while polls show […]

Georgia U.S. Senate candidates leave party’s 2020 presidential contestants off campaign stage

BY: - November 2, 2022

Georgia’s candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, secretary of state are working to gin up support as their campaigns wind down with less than a week before a pivotal Election Day. During early voting days leading up to the Nov. 8 midterm election, former President Barack Obama stopped by Georgia to stump for Democratic nominees for […]

Supreme Court rejects Lindsey Graham’s bid to avoid Fulton grand jury’s 2020 election probe

BY: - November 1, 2022

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will have to testify before a Fulton County special grand jury investigating 2020 election interference after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected his attempt to quash the subpoena.  The Supreme Court’s unsigned decision sets up a scheduled Nov. 17 showdown – which would be the latest trip to Georgia […]

What’s wrong with this picture? State auditors give Georgia’s movie tax credit mixed reviews

BY: - October 31, 2022

Georgia’s film tax credit helped bring blockbuster productions like “Stranger Things,” “Ozark” and “Spiderman: No Way Home” to the state, along with an estimated $4.4 billion in spending during the 12 months ending June 30. But a new report from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts finds lingering concerns about the program’s transparency and […]