Latest Georgia state government News

Georgia bill would replace state's outdated voting machines

Feb. 15, 2019 10:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Three months after a much-disputed election for Georgia governor, lawmakers have filed a bill to make the state use voting machines that have electronic ballot markers and print a paper ballot. The House bill, filed Thursday, addresses some aspects of election law criticized during...

The Latest: Dingell's casket pauses at US Capitol building

Feb. 12, 2019 6:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Latest on funeral and memorial services for former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Members of Congress paid their respects to former colleague John Dingell as the motorcade carrying his casket paused at the U.S. Capitol. A few dozen lawmakers, including House...

Ex-city spokeswoman faces prosecution under open records law

Feb. 11, 2019 4:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A former spokeswoman for the Atlanta mayor's office faces a "first of its kind prosecution" for alleged violations of Georgia's open records law, the state attorney general said Monday. Two citations have been filed in Fulton County State Court against Jenna Garland, who served as press...

Lil Baby arrested, accused of reckless driving in a Corvette

Feb. 8, 2019 5:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper Lil Baby was arrested in Atlanta after he recklessly passed other cars at high speed in an orange Corvette and tried to flee a state trooper, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The rapper, whose given name is Dominique Jones, faces charges of failing to signal when changing lanes,...

Errors cause judge to throw out Georgia election a 2nd time

Feb. 8, 2019 3:24 PM EST

Rep. Chris Erwin finally won a seat in the Georgia legislature after a chaotic campaign in which a judge threw out the first election and ordered the vote to be redone in December. Now a court has ruled that illegal votes tainted the second election, removing Erwin from office Friday less than a month after he...

The Latest: Judge orders April 9 redo of Georgia election

Feb. 8, 2019 2:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a judge ordering a Georgia election redone after two botched rounds of voting (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A judge is ordering an April 9 election to redo voting for a Georgia legislative seat after two prior elections got thrown out twice because ballots were cast illegally....

In Democratic response, Abrams sharply rebukes Trump

Feb. 6, 2019 8:50 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams harnessed the frustration of Democrats on Tuesday with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. Just months after narrowly losing her bid to become America's first black woman governor, the Georgia...

The Latest: Dem women, including Ocasio-Cortez, cheer Trump

Feb. 5, 2019 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump seemed pleasantly surprised when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jumped to her feet with other white-garbed female House members and cheered something he said. The moment...

ALS patient dies in minivan fire on way to Super Bowl dream

Feb. 5, 2019 7:54 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man with Lou Gehrig's disease who dreamed of going to the Super Bowl secured tickets from a charity, but was killed when the minivan he was traveling in caught fire on the way to Atlanta. News outlets report that 39-year-old Ed Cushman of Shelby, North Carolina, got tickets through...

Stacey Abrams to take to Georgia airwaves during Super Bowl

Jan. 31, 2019 10:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Before Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams delivers her party's rebuttal to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, she'll take her voting rights campaign to the airwaves during the Super Bowl. Abrams' political group, Fair Fight, has bought airtime on Georgia affiliates during...