Latest Georgia State General Assembly News

Georgia speaker's widow enters race to fill state House seat

Nov. 30, 2022 17:06 PM EST

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The widow of former Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is running to fill his vacant legislative seat. Sheree Ralston announced Wednesday that she was running for election in the 7th House District, which covers Fannin and Gilmer counties and part of Dawson...

Minority Georgia Democrats stick with legislative leaders

Nov. 28, 2022 13:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats in the Georgia Senate and House will keep the same leaders as the new two-year term begins in January. Senate Democrats met Monday and reelected Sen. Gloria Butler of Stone Mountain as minority leader. Democrats will have 23 of 56 senators. ...

Georgia Speaker Ralston recalled for friendship beyond party

Nov. 27, 2022 16:14 PM EST

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston was remembered Sunday as not only a powerful politician, but someone whose care for others transcended partisan and other boundaries, as hundreds gathered in the Republican's hometown of Blue Ridge to remember him after he died on Nov. 16...

Georgia House Speaker Ralston has died at age 68

Nov. 16, 2022 18:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston died Wednesday at 68, spokesperson Kaleb McMichen said, less than two weeks after he announced he was stepping down because of health concerns. A statement issued by McMichen said only that Ralston had died after “an extended...

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, one of the state's most powerful Republican leaders, has died at 68

Nov. 16, 2022 16:54 PM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, one of the state's most powerful Republican leaders, has died at 68.

Democrats sue for Saturday voting in Georgia Senate runoff

Nov. 15, 2022 13:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock's campaign and Democratic groups are suing the state of Georgia to overturn guidance by Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that counties can't offer Saturday voting ahead of next month's Senate runoff election. The lawsuit,...

Republicans choose Jon Burns as next Georgia House speaker

Nov. 14, 2022 14:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — State Rep. Jon Burns is likely to be the next speaker of the Georgia House, signaling continuity with the 13-year reign of outgoing speaker David Ralston after Republicans nominated Burns in a secret vote Monday. Burns, a farmer and lawyer from Newington, defeated...

How Georgia's Senate runoff between Walker and Warnock works

Nov. 11, 2022 23:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia's election runoff rules could determine control of the Senate for the second time in a row, and Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock finds himself in the middle of it again — this time against Republican Herschel Walker. Two years ago, two runoff...

Georgia Senate GOP taps Kennedy to lead, affirms Jones power

Nov. 11, 2022 18:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Senate Republicans are shaking up their leadership while reaffirming that they won't strip power from incoming Republican Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, who has been serving as a state senator. Republicans meeting behind closed doors on Friday chose Sen. John Kennedy...

Warnock, Walker pivot to overtime in Georgia Senate contest

Nov. 11, 2022 08:00 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker pivoted to a decisive extra round of their Senate race Thursday with blistering attacks, while party leaders and donors around the country geared up for a four-week campaign blitz that could determine control...