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Long-resistant county near Atlanta votes down transit plan

Mar. 20, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that would have brought a significant expansion of mass transit was voted down by a long resistant county on Tuesday. Gwinnett County's referendum asked voters if they wanted to authorize a contract with MARTA and impose a 1 percent...

Controversial Georgia 'religious liberties' bill stalls

Mar. 4, 2019 4:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A controversial Georgia proposal to require a "compelling governmental interest" before the state interferes with someone's religious practices stalled Monday when a state Senate committee postponed public testimony on the proposal. Critics say the bill would legalize discrimination against...

'Religious liberties' bill renews a recurring Georgia debate

Feb. 28, 2019 4:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A 'religious liberties' bill that aims to add greater protections for personal beliefs has renewed a recurring debate in Georgia about discrimination and religious freedom. Republican state Sen. Marty Harbin of Tyrone said Thursday his proposal was drafted to mirror the Religious Freedom...

State lawmaker calls for Georgia speaker Ralston to resign

Feb. 22, 2019 5:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker is trying to oust the state House speaker following reports the powerful Republican repeatedly used his position to delay court proceedings for criminal defendants who are clients of his law practice. A resolution introduced Friday encourages House Speaker David Ralston to...