Government & Politics

State setting aside millions to help COVID-ravaged travel industry recover

In 2020, Macon officials did something unprecedented - they cancelled the city’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival for the first time in nearly 40 years. Losing...

Ga. Senate OKs budget with more public health money to fight...

The state Senate signed off Tuesday a revised spending plan for this year that adds funding for public health to make changes that are...

Abrams, Democratic allies take aim at GOP efforts to restrict ballot...

Prominent voting rights groups and a high-profile Democratic election attorney argued Monday that Georgia Republicans are trying to pass state laws to make it...

New federal budget report boosts $15-an-hour minimum wage

WASHINGTON—The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in a report Monday found a gradual increase to a $15 federal minimum wage by 2025 would reduce poverty, add $54...

Georgia lawmakers aim to shift millions to shore up HIV program

High infection rates and economic hardships brought on by the pandemic have put new strain on a program that provides life-saving assistance to low-income...

Biden sticks with massive $1.9T relief package despite GOP push for...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday he’s seeking to “act fast” on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package he’s proposed, endorsing the path...

Defiant Marjorie Taylor Greene says committee posts a waste of her...

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told reporters here on Friday that now that she’s lost her committee assignments, she has more time to push...

Georgians split on party lines to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House in an extraordinary move voted Thursday to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments, citing a series...

Ga. House committee advances bill to set earlier ballot request deadline

A new state legislative committee focused on election changes passed a bill Thursday that will keep Georgia voters from requesting absentee ballots the week...

No apology as Marjorie Taylor Greene partly recants conspiracy theories

WASHINGTON — Ahead of an expected vote to remove U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee posts, the Georgia Republican walked back some...
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