Government & Politics

Bill aims to ban election offices from mailing absentee ballots requests

Georgia’s House Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday voted to ban election officials from mailing absentee ballot applications to voters, a Republican-backed proposal that would likely...

A cold beer or bottle of wine could soon be just...

The Georgia Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to allow businesses licensed to sell alcohol to deliver beer, wine and spirits to customers’ doorsteps. The current...

Lawmakers’ bipartisan push sends governor historic hate crimes law

Georgia lawmakers passed a hate crimes bill Tuesday with bipartisan support, pushed to action by a viral video of the February killing of an...

Bill to protect police passes, shifts bitter debate from hate crimes...

Pro-law enforcement legislation that adds more protections for police officers as lawmakers try to take Georgia off the short list of states without a...

Democrats oppose bills to single out Berrien judgeships as nonpartisan

A pair of bills making judgeships in rural Berrien County nonpartisan ran into opposition from House Democrats who argue all local judges should be...

Georgia hate crimes legislation winds its way to state Senate floor

A proposed Georgia hate crimes law seemed sunk in recent days after state senators added police officers to the ranks of the people offered...

State Senate push for cigarette tax hike aims to cushion spending...

A late-session push in the Senate would raise the state’s cigarette tax and stick a tax on vape products, which has so far eluded...

Ga. Senate approves plan to boost broadband expansion

Georgia’s Public Service Commission is close to taking control of regulating the fees local electric membership co-ops can charge internet companies to use their...

Senate committee passes hate crimes law, but adds ‘poison pill’

A hate crimes bill backed by a bipartisan group of Georgia politicians and the business and religious community emerged from a Senate committee that...

State lawmakers put gambling back on the table, or at least...

Online sports betting and casino gambling might still be on the table as state lawmakers wind down Georgia’s 2020 legislative session. The Senate Special Judiciary...
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