Latest Georgia state government News

Cost caps sought for Georgia nuclear project to move forward

Sep. 24, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's only major nuclear power plant under construction appears to still be alive as the three owners seek to hash out conditions that one of them set on the project, now years over schedule and billions of dollars over budget. Oglethorpe Power on Monday said it's only willing to move...

Democratic House candidate slams GOP opponent on Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

Democratic House candidate Lucy McBath of Georgia is calling for a full investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and slamming her opponent, Republican Rep. Karen Handel, who initially praised him. The race is among the more closely watched ahead of the...

Biden postpones Georgia trip for Abrams

Sep. 24, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is putting off a campaign trip on behalf of Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Biden had planned to come Thursday to Georgia, but the Abrams campaign and Biden's office say he will reschedule for October during the closing stretch of...

Georgia Gov. race: Pence sets a visit as Biden postpones one

Sep. 24, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has rescheduled a stop in Georgia with Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp that was pushed back by Hurricane Florence. Meanwhile former vice president Joe Biden has postponed a stop with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams set for Sept. 27 because of...

Georgia's high school graduation rate rises to 81.6 percent

Sep. 22, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's high school graduation has increased and now stands at 81.6 percent. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that The new rate is a one percentage point increase from the class of 2017, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . The data was released recently by the Georgia...

Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

Sep. 21, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans. In a letter to the plant's three owners, the Department of Energy said late...

Biden to hit Georgia campaign trail for Abrams for governor

Sep. 21, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to hit the Georgia campaign trail next week, making an appearance with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Abrams' campaign spokeswoman Caitlin Highland confirmed the visit Friday. Highland said Biden would join Abrams for an event...

Rivals for Georgia governor clash on 'religious freedom' law

Sep. 21, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The rivals campaigning to become Georgia's next governor clashed Friday over whether the state needs a law offering protection for citizens acting on religious belief — an issue the outgoing Republican governor shot down amid an outcry from business leaders who joined gay rights...

Georgia state House primary voided over error; redo ordered

Sep. 20, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has ordered the election for a state House seat in North Georgia be redone after dozens voted in the wrong race. Rep. Dan Gasaway, of Homer, will get another chance to retain his seat after it appeared he lost the May 22 Republican primary to challenger Chris Erwin by 67 votes, The...

Georgia state House primary voided over error; redo ordered

Sep. 19, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has ordered a redo in a state House primary election where dozens cast their ballots in the wrong race. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Chris Erwin had appeared to have won the House District 28 Republican primary in May by 67 votes over Rep. Dan Gasaway. But Gasaway...