Latest Georgia state government News

Georgia officer killed after traffic stop; suspect dead

Dec. 14, 2018 1:48 AM EST

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer and a suspect died Thursday night after a traffic stop led to a foot chase and shooting just east of Atlanta, authorities said. DeKalb County police Chief James Conroy said at a news conference that the unidentified officer and suspect died at an Atlanta...

Governor: Norfolk Southern moving headquarters to Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 5:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta, bringing with it 850 jobs and more than $500 million in economic investment, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday. The company plans to build a new headquarters campus with 750,000...

Panel considers overhaul of antiquated Georgia voting system

Dec. 12, 2018 5:06 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A commission considering a replacement for Georgia's antiquated voting system plans to hold a last meeting in January before finalizing recommendations to lawmakers. The Secure, Accessible and Fair Elections Commission discussed different voting systems Wednesday and the criteria members...

Georgia governor: Railroad company Norfolk Southern is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 1:58 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia governor: Railroad company Norfolk Southern is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta.

'Full plate' of voter worries for new Georgia elections head

Dec. 5, 2018 5:01 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Republican elected to oversee Georgia's elections for the next four years will inherit an office tasked with replacing the state's aging electronic voting machines, ensuring security flaws that exposed voters' personal information to potential hacks have been patched and dealing...

Correction: Election 2018-Secretary of State-Georgia story

Dec. 5, 2018 1:57 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In a story Dec. 4 about the runoff election for Georgia secretary of state, The Associated Press erroneously reported the statewide office has no law enforcement role. According to Candice Broce, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office, the office has an investigations...

GOP's Raffensperger wins runoff for Georgia elections chief

Dec. 5, 2018 12:57 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Republican Brad Raffensperger won a runoff election Tuesday to become Georgia's next secretary of state, taking over the office at the center of a debate over voter access and election security in the Southern state. Raffensperger, a state lawmaker from suburban Atlanta, defeated...

The Latest: Republican wins Georgia elections chief runoff

Dec. 4, 2018 10:29 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's Secretary of State race (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Republican Brad Raffensperger has been elected Georgia's new elections chief amid a debate over access to the polls and election security. Raffensperger defeated former Democratic congressman John Barrow in a...

Voting access takes center stage in Georgia runoff

Dec. 3, 2018 6:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's voters have one more chance to make their voices heard about the state's election infrastructure. Tuesday's runoff election for Georgia secretary of state pits Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger against former Democratic congressman John Barrow. Neither candidate won more...

Voting access takes center stage in Georgia runoff

Dec. 2, 2018 9:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As a battle over the fairness of Georgia's recent election for governor moves from the political arena to the courtroom, two men are locked in a runoff race, with far less fanfare, to oversee the future of the state's election apparatus. Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger faces former...