Latest Georgia State General Assembly News

Runoffs set to replace 2 Georgia state House members

Jun. 15, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Republicans will advance to a runoff in a special election in a southeast Georgia state House district, while a Republican and a Democrat will advance to a runoff in a Cobb County state House district. In House District 156, which covers all of...

Georgia lawmakers begin hearings to redraw district lines

Jun. 15, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are kicking off the process to redraw congressional, legislative and other electoral districts, setting up a showdown between Republicans seeking to retain power and Democrats reaching toward a majority. The joint House and Senate...

State Sen. Bruce Thompson begins bid for labor commissioner

Jun. 04, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Georgia state Sen. Bruce Thompson is beginning his campaign for commissioner of the Georgia Department of Labor. The Republican from White, Georgia, made the announcement Friday at the Georgia Republican Party state convention in Jekyll Island....

Georgia senators: Expand health coverage even if states balk

May. 26, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With a dozen states rejecting an offer of extra federal money if they expend Medicaid, Georgia's two Democratic U.S. senators are now pushing for a federal workaround. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock on Wednesday wrote a letter saying they want the...

Isakson raising money for neurological disease research

May. 26, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson says he will seek to raise money and awareness around neurological diseases in a new effort. The Georgia Republican was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2015 and retired from the U.S. Senate in 2019. ...

Top Georgia Senate Republican Miller to run for lt. governor

May. 25, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The most powerful Republican in Georgia's state Senate will seek the presiding role of lieutenant governor in 2022. Butch Miller of Gainesville, who has been Senate president pro tem since 2018, said on Tuesday he will seek the GOP nomination for the...

Group: Georgia can block internet firms from censoring views

May. 20, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The leader of a conservative group told Georgia state lawmakers Thursday that free speech rights of Americans should at least partially override the private property rights of internet companies, arguing that large technology companies are improperly censoring speech. ...

Gambling firm FanDuel investing $15M, hiring 900 in Atlanta

May. 18, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gambling company FanDuel says it will invest at least $15 million and hire more than 900 people, opening an Atlanta office focused on product development and technology operations. The company, a subsidiary of British-based Flutter Entertainment PLC, made...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen-News. May 11, 2021. Editorial: Don’t panic over gasoline Don’t panic. Be calm. Use common sense. That is the message from Gov. Brian Kemp and this newspaper in...

Review: Stacey Abrams writes a legal-political thriller

May. 11, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

“While Justice Sleeps,” Stacey Abrams (Doubleday) “While Justice Sleeps” is a deftly written page-turner — understated action, vivid characters and a tense, plausible plot. The author, a former Georgia House of Representatives member and...