Latest Georgia state government News

Giuliani targeted in criminal probe of 2020 election

Aug. 15, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is a target of the criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, prosecutors informed attorneys for the former New York mayor on Monday. The...

Kemp: Ex-police chief to run Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Aug. 15, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday named the former police chief of two suburban Atlanta counties as the next director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Michael “Mike” Register would replaced Vic Reynolds, whom Kemp in June named as a superior court judge in Cobb...

Kemp will hand out up to $1.2B in cash to poorer Georgians

Aug. 15, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday he will spend up to $1.2 billion in federal COVID-19 aid on payments of $350 apiece to more than 3 million Georgians who benefit from Medicaid, subsidized child health insurance, food stamps or cash welfare assistance. The payments will...

Amid surplus, Kemp again seeks to hold Georgia spending flat

Aug. 12, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Even after two years of big surpluses, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is telling state agencies not to get their hopes up for more money. Office of Planning and Budget Director Kelly Farr on Wednesday wrote in a yearly memo that kicks off the state budget process that...

Appeals court puts Georgia PSC elections back on ballot

Aug. 12, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ordered that statewide elections for two Georgia public service commissioners be put back on the November ballot, only a week after a federal judge postponed the elections after finding that electing the five commissioners statewide illegally...

Georgia to use $240M more in federal cash to build broadband

Aug. 12, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday said the state will spend another $240 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to construct broadband internet to rural locations that don't currently have connections. Combined with $408 million from an earlier round of COVID-19 aid, plus...

Georgia's Kemp seeks tax breaks, rebutting Abrams on economy

Aug. 11, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp unfurled the first major policy proposals of his reelection bid Thursday, pledging to spend $2 billion on another state income tax rebate and revival of a long-dormant state property tax break while contending with Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Aug. 11, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

Brunswick News. August 9, 2022. Editorial: Viable solutions needed for state to tackle homelessness If state legislators are serious about finding a productive approach to growing homelessness in Georgia, then they must seek and uncover facts. That excludes listening...

Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns

Aug. 11, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock band My Chemical Romance take the stage. In fact, some people are convinced Atlanta...

Georgia records $21B in state-tracked economic projects

Aug. 10, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp says Georgia recorded $21.2 billion in state-tracked business investments, with new and expanding companies committing to create 51,000 jobs during the year that ended June 30. The Republican governor, who's touting his achievements as he seeks a...