Latest Stacey Abrams News

Georgia records $21B in state-tracked economic projects

Aug. 10, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp says Georgia recorded $21.2 billion in state-tracked business investments, with new and expanding companies committing to create 51,000 jobs during the year that ended June 30. The Republican governor, who's touting his achievements as he seeks a...

Abrams tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

Aug. 10, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has COVID-19, her campaign said Wednesday. Abrams campaign spokesperson Alex Floyd said Abrams tested positive for the respiratory illness Wednesday morning after giving a public speech on the economy Tuesday...

Abrams seeks to invest to build inclusive economy in Georgia

Aug. 09, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams argued in a speech Tuesday that it's time for Georgia to use its budget surplus to invest in its residents, accusing Gov. Brian Kemp and other Republicans of hurting the state by prioritizing low taxes and low spending. ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 05, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D.; Bill Richardson, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C.; Stacey Abrams,...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Governor suspends Georgia gas taxes through mid-September

Aug. 03, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor is extending the suspension of the state's motor fuel tax through Sept. 12. Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed an executive order extending the suspension for a third time. The order also suspends the state sales tax on train locomotive fuel. ...

'Star Trek' alums, more react to death of Nichelle Nichols

Jul. 31, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

Trailblazer was a word used by many to mourn the passing of actor Nichelle Nichols, who died Saturday at age 89. Nichols broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, and paved the way not just for...

Georgia teachers get $125 more for supplies from federal aid

Jul. 29, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is using federal COVID-19 relief money to give teachers another $125 to buy school supplies, months after issuing a similar stipend. Kemp, a Republican running for reelection, made the announcement Friday at Ola High School in Henry...

Kemp assails national economy while touting Georgia record

Jul. 29, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday took aim at the “Biden recession" and tacked the blame on Democrat Stacey Abrams, becoming one of many Republicans to seek to weigh down their rivals with voters' worries about the economy. How voters see the economy will be...

In Georgia, Democrats look to abortion rights to lure votes

Jul. 28, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — If it was up to Mary Paris, Georgia’s 2022 elections would be a referendum on abortion. As she watched her grandchildren play in a park in an upscale Atlanta suburb, the nurse practitioner said forcing women to give birth to unwanted children is...