Government & Politics

Bookman: Determined minority dictated ‘heartbeat’ law to majority

Not surprisingly, a federal judge this week temporarily suspended a new Georgia law that proclaims that an embryo “at any stage of development” is...

U.S. House lawmakers fume after Interior sends them useless pages

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats and Republicans alike are irked by how the U.S. Department of the Interior has responded -- or failed to respond...

Coweta-based House seat won by anti-establishment Republican

An anti-establishment Republican soundly won a run-off election held Tuesday to decide who would replace state Rep. David Stover under the Gold Dome. Philip Singleton,...

Georgia’s anti-abortion law on hold after Atlanta federal judge’s ruling

Updated at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday in Atlanta that blocks Georgia’s strict new anti-abortion law from taking effect...

Atlanta man slashes portraits, smashes glass at Gold Dome

A flagpole-wielding man who went on a rampage on the state Capitol grounds late Monday night injured two state police officers, slashed the portraits...

State spending cuts begin with details still shrouded in mystery

Lawmakers are pressing for more details after hearing unsettling economic forecasts but few details on what – or who – may soon be cut...

State job losses from budget cuts to be avoided, but ‘very...

Sinking morale among state employees amid budget cuts has prompted official proclamations that job cuts should not be a go-to strategy for agency heads...

State economist tells lawmakers recession next year is as likely as...

Georgia’s new state economist warned state lawmakers Thursday that there is a fifty-fifty chance that a “mild recession” awaits next year, likely beginning early...

Ga. lawmakers flagged for ethics violations blame website, typing skills

Georgia lawmakers ensnared in a state audit of campaign finance disclosures blamed the electronic filing process, their own procrastination and the person who keeps...

Ga. Republicans seek civility in partisan times

WASHINGTON — The tasks of reducing partisan rancor on Capitol Hill and making Congress run more smoothly were never going to be easy, but...
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