Latest Brian P. Kemp News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

GBI director to become superior court judge in Cobb County

Jun. 24, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will leave his position to serve as a superior court judge, the governor's office announced Friday. Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Vic Reynolds, GBI director since February 2019, to serve on the Cobb County Superior...

Kemp pushes on school safety; Abrams seeks officer pay hikes

Jun. 23, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams continued their bidding war on public safety Thursday, with Abrams proposing a big pay increase for state police and prison guards, while the Republican incumbent said Georgia will spend at least $8 million more on school safety...

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

Jun. 21, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement. The loss ends a turbulent...

Nguyen to face Raffensperger for Georgia secretary of state

Jun. 21, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats chose state Rep. Bee Nguyen as their nominee for secretary of state, a position that assumed new importance after former President Donald Trump cast doubt on Georgia’s 2020 election results by making false claims of widespread voter fraud. Nguyen...

Stacey Abrams backs winners in Georgia Democratic runoffs

Jun. 21, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Three Democrats endorsed by Stacey Abrams won runoffs for statewide office Tuesday, while two Republicans beat other members of their party who had been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Bee Nguyen beat Dee Dawkins-Haigler in the Democratic race for...

Takeaways: Trump's conditional loyalty, new warning for left

Jun. 21, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican who was backed by Donald Trump at the last minute prevailed on Tuesday in an Alabama Senate runoff. But in neighboring Georgia, the former president's losing streak deepened. Meanwhile, moderate Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser won her Democratic...

Abrams tries to flip script on guns and crime in Georgia

Jun. 20, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As Republicans nationwide gear up to attack Democrats with tough-on-crime platforms this fall, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is making guns a central focus of her race for governor, seeking to turn crime into a liability for incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection bid. ...

What to watch in Alabama Senate runoff, DC mayor's race

Jun. 20, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The two Republican candidates in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday can each boast that at one point they had Donald Trump’s endorsement in the race. Trump first backed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in the spring of 2021. That endorsement stood for...

Georgia spends $18.6M on new plant site after 2 big scores

Jun. 18, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — The state of Georgia and the Peach County Development Authority have bought 1,100 acres (450 hectares) in the middle Georgia county for $18.6 million, hoping to attract a large industry like the Rivian Automotive and Hyundai Motor Group plants that have recently been...