Latest Georgia state government News

Georgia to add child care spots, boost payments to providers

Oct. 19, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will add another 10,000 children to a program that subsidizes child care for lower-income families while also increasing payment rates to child care centers. The state Department of Early Care and Learning announced the plan Monday, saying it will...

Warnock raises $9M as cash flows in 2022 Georgia Senate race

Oct. 19, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock raised an eye-popping $7.2 million this spring. For his encore in the three months ended Sept. 30, he opened the firehose a little wider. Warnock raised more than $9 million during the quarter, leaving him with $17.2...

Top Democrats woo Black voters in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 17, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams on Sunday urged Black churchgoers to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next month's Virginia governor's election, saying that what happens in the most watched race this year will “show the world who we are" in future contests...

Investigators: No evidence of Fulton County ballot fraud

Oct. 12, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators in Georgia haven't found any evidence to substantiate claims that fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in Fulton County during the 2020 general election, according to a court filing. Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian...

Former state lawmaker, regent pleads guilty to racketeering

Oct. 08, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia state lawmaker and university regent was sentenced to eight years in prison for racketeering, the state attorney general's office announced. Dean Alford was indicted in May in Rockdale County on charges of racketeering, fraud and...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 06, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. October 5, 2021. Editorial: After a year hiatus, the Prater’s Mill Country Fair returns this weekend for its 50th anniversary After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Prater’s Mill Country Fair...

Supporters of Georgia's Kemp counterattack after Trump rally

Oct. 05, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Supporters of Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp are fighting back against Donald Trump and their own party leaders, angered by a rally last month in which the former president again attacked the state's chief executive. Kemp's proponents warn that a...

Georgia governor suspends indicted district attorney

Oct. 05, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor has suspended a district attorney who was indicted on charges of criminal misconduct while in office. Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Monday suspending Chattahoochee Circuit District Attorney Mark Jones until his case is...

Students protest hiring of nondeaf leader for deaf school

Oct. 04, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Both of Georgia's schools for the deaf and hard of hearing are now headed by people who can hear, and the latest hiring has prompted protests by students and resignations by some teachers. The Georgia Department of Education hired a new superintendent...

Trade publication again ranks Georgia top state for business

Oct. 03, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A trade publication is again giving Georgia high marks for its business environment. For the eighth straight year, Area Development magazine named Georgia the best state to do business, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Gov....