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Georgia congressional district plan could help GOP grab seat

Sep. 27, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An initial proposal to redraw Georgia’s congressional districts appears to give Republicans a better chance of winning a suburban Atlanta congressional district now held by Democrat Lucy McBath, but raises a number of other questions. ...

Court says it will wait to rule on Georgia abortion law

Sep. 27, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court said Monday that it will wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case that seeks to overturn its landmark decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion before weighing in on a restrictive Georgia abortion law that a lower court blocked. ...

Georgia plans $1,000 bonuses to responders with federal cash

Sep. 27, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that he will use federal COVID-19 aid to pay $1,000 bonuses to every police officer, sheriff’s deputy, firefighter and emergency medical technician statewide. Kemp made the announcement flanked by House Speaker David...

Georgia sees spike in new 'Obamacare' sign ups

Sep. 26, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia experienced a dramatic increase in the number of people signing up for health care coverage during a special enrollment window for the Affordable Care Act. Between February 15 and August 15, a little more than 147,000 people in the state selected...

Georgia rally marks debut of GOP primary 'Trump ticket'

Sep. 25, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — The rewards of an early Donald Trump endorsement were on display Saturday in Georgia when a three-man ticket of candidates he's backing in 2022 Republican primaries were featured at one of his signature rallies. But GOP opponents of Trump-backed candidates aren't folding...

Georgia county seeking federal designation for its WWII role

Sep. 25, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia community is seeking a special designation from the federal government for its role during World War II. Officials in Glynn County have applied to the U.S. Department of the Interior to be named an American World War II Heritage...

Court indicates it may wait to rule on Georgia abortion law

Sep. 24, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court seemed to indicate Friday that it would wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case that seeks to overturn its landmark decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion before ruling on the appeal of a lower court's ruling blocking a...

Kemp: Session to redraw Georgia districts to start on Nov. 3

Sep. 23, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is calling Georgia lawmakers back to the Capitol on Nov. 3 to redraw congressional and legislative districts, he announced Thursday. Legislators are already busy drawing new lines, with majority Republicans looking to increase the number...

Panel to advise if indicted prosecutor should be suspended

Sep. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor on Wednesday appointed a review panel to determine whether a district attorney who was indicted on charges of criminal misconduct while in office should be suspended while the case is pending. Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order...

Georgia reaps $2.2B surplus even after rainy day fund fills

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has more money in the bank than ever before, creating a chance for an election-year spending or tax-cutting spree — if that's what Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican lawmakers want. Figures released Monday show the state ended the 2021 budget with a...