Latest Georgia State General Assembly News

McBath jumps districts as GOP-friendly Georgia map passes

Nov. 22, 2021 13:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican majority in Georgia's congressional delegation is likely to grow after state lawmakers on Monday gave final passage to a redistricting plan that will give the GOP a strong advantage in nine of the state's 14 districts. But U.S. Rep Lucy...

Georgia Senate advances congressional map with GOP advantage

Nov. 19, 2021 13:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia state Senate approved a redistricting proposal on Friday that is likely to shift a congressional district from Democratic to Republican control, moving it closer to becoming law. Senators voted 32-21 along party lines to approve Senate Bill...

New Georgia Republican congressional map targets McBath

Nov. 17, 2021 16:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A new Republican proposal to redraw Georgia's congressional map pushes Democratic U.S. Rep Lucy McBath into what would be a strongly Republican district, making it likely that Republicans would increase their current 8-6 edge in Georgia's congressional seats to 9-5. ...

Protesters blast Georgia for slow pace of rental help

Nov. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Scores of housing activists, tenants and lawmakers rallied Tuesday to pressure Georgia officials to speed up the distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid aimed at preventing evictions in the state. Congress set aside nearly $1...

Senate GOP stalls Gwinnett government, school board changes

Nov. 16, 2021 16:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans are putting on hold plans to overhaul the county commission and school board in Georgia's second most-populous county after opponents said their plans were trampling local wishes and legislative rules. Sen. Clint Dixon, a Buford Republican,...

Georgia House OKs Senate districts; Congress map to come

Nov. 15, 2021 11:40 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House Republicans on Monday rubber-stamped the new districts that state senators drew for themselves, completing redistricting for both chambers of the General Assembly. Lawmakers must still tackle district lines for the state's 14 congressional...

For paired Georgia House members, tough election bids loom

Nov. 12, 2021 15:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — James Burchett, loyal Republican, walked the plank for his party on Wednesday. Burchett came forward as the Georgia House debated a map to redraw districts for its 180 members and asked members to vote for a plan that draws the Waycross resident into the...

Senate GOP advances Gwinnett County commission overhaul

Nov. 11, 2021 15:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans pushed a proposal to overhaul the county commission in Georgia's second most-populous county through a state Senate committee on Thursday, a day after the same panel approved changes to Gwinnett County's school board. The Senate State and...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Nov. 10, 2021 17:14 PM EST

Dalton Daily-Citizen. November 9, 2021. Editorial: COVID vaccines for children 5 to 11 now available at local health departments at no cost On Monday, health departments across North Georgia — including those in Whitfield and Murray counties —...

GOP bills seek changes in Georgia's second-largest county

Nov. 10, 2021 16:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans are moving to ram through bills changing the composition of the county commission and school board in Georgia's second-largest county after Democrats took control of both bodies. The Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee voted...