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Can a Medicaid plan that requires work succeed? First year of Georgia experiment is not promising

Jul. 14, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — By now, Georgia officials expected their new Medicaid plan, the only one in the nation with a work requirement, to provide health insurance to 25,000 low-income residents and possibly tens of thousands more. But a year since its launch, Pathways to Coverage has...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 12, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. Brian Kemp, R-Ga.; former White House chief of staff Ron Klain. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. ___ CBS’...

Federal lawsuit challenges Georgia law that limits many people or groups to posting 3 bonds a year

Jun. 24, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

A new federal lawsuit challenges a Georgia law that expands cash bail and restricts organizations that help people pay bail so they can be released while their criminal cases are pending. Senate Bill 63, which was signed into law last month by Gov. Brian Kemp and which takes effect...

In one affluent Atlanta suburb, Biden and Trump work to win over wary Georgia voters

Jun. 24, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will meet for their first general election debate Thursday in Georgia, the battleground that yielded the closest 2020 margin of any state and became the epicenter of Trump’s efforts to overturn Biden’s election. ...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp meets South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol during overseas trip

Jun. 18, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday that he discussed South Korean investment in Georgia and international security during a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in Seoul. The Republican Kemp has been visiting South Korea for a week, focusing mainly on...

Georgia inmate had 'personal relationship' with worker he shot and killed, prison official says

Jun. 18, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

GLENNVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An inmate who shot and killed a kitchen worker at a Georgia prison before fatally shooting himself had a personal relationship with the woman, a prison official said Monday. The shooting early Sunday at Smith State Prison was an isolated incident and the...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp journeys to South Korea in sixth overseas trip

Jun. 11, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is traveling to South Korea in his sixth overseas trip as governor. The Republican left late Monday for a roughly 10-day trip to the Asian nation, arriving on Wednesday in South Korea. He plans to return in the middle of next week. ...

US Energy Secretary calls for more nuclear power while celebrating $35 billion Georgia reactors

Jun. 02, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday called for more nuclear reactors to be built in the United States and worldwide. But the CEO of the Georgia utility that just finished the first two scratch-built American reactors in a generation at a cost of nearly $35...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 24, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

Brunswick News. May 18, 2024. Editorial: Unclear law paves way for more election chaos The nine justices on the Georgia Supreme Court did not do the state any favors when they declined to issue a ruling on who has the authority to draw county commission lines —...

Georgia Justice Andrew Pinson beats challenger as 2 Republicans head to runoff in open US House seat

May. 22, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state Supreme Court incumbent has won an election that was unusually heated by the standards of the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, while voters in the state also advanced a former Donald Trump aide and a former state Senate majority leader to a GOP runoff for an...