Latest Georgia State General Assembly News

Georgia lawmaker's legal work targeted again over voting law

Apr. 13, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Protesters are trying to get a Georgia state representative fired by cities and counties that pay him to be their attorney, citing his role in pushing through a voting law that adds restrictions. The Washington City Council voted 4-2 to ask Rep....

Former lawmaker must pay more than $10 million in fraud case

Apr. 09, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for a former state lawmaker and Georgia Board of Regents member says his client has been ordered to pay nearly $10.8 million after being accused of running what authorities called a Ponzi scheme. Dean Alford of Conyers resolved the matter through...

Arrested lawmaker vows to keep fighting Georgia voting law

Apr. 08, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state lawmaker who was arrested at the state Capitol after the governor signed a sweeping new election law urged people on Thursday to continue fighting that law. Rep. Park Cannon, an Atlanta Democrat was arrested March 25 after knocking on the...

Georgia lawmaker won't face charges for voting bill protest

Apr. 07, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia lawmaker who was arrested after knocking on the door of the governor's office as he made televised comments in support of the sweeping, controversial new election law he'd just signed will not be charged, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Rep....

District attorney won't prosecute Georgia lawmaker arrested for knocking on governor's door during voting bill signing

Apr. 07, 2021 15:46 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — District attorney won't prosecute Georgia lawmaker arrested for knocking on governor's door during voting bill signing.

Judge tosses some claims in old Georgia election lawsuit

Apr. 01, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A wide-ranging lawsuit filed more than two years ago and challenging the way Georgia's elections were run has been pared down by a judge who said this week that claims against the state's “exact match” voter registration requirement can move forward. ...

Struggle over taxes yields more breaks, but not major review

Apr. 01, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After days debating whether to dial back tax breaks, Georgia lawmakers agreed Wednesday to a bill that's heavy on new or extended tax breaks but doesn't contain a comprehensive review of the state's tax structure that a key senator had sought. The...

Biden says Rangers making mistake by allowing full capacity

Apr. 01, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

President Joe Biden told ESPN on Wednesday it was a mistake for the Texas Rangers to allow full capacity at their ballpark for their first game. Speaking on the eve of opening day, Biden also said he supports discussions between Major League Baseball and the players'...

Georgia lawmakers ink final deal on $27.3B state budget

Apr. 01, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers have agreed to a 2022 budget that restores some money to K-12 education, increases some mental health funding, and pays nursing home operators more. The budget passed the Senate 52-0 and then passed the House 148-21 on Wednesday, the...

What passed and failed in 2021 Georgia General Assembly

Apr. 01, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's General Assembly ended its 2021 session Wednesday, with lawmakers acting on the state budget, a rewrite of the state's citizen's arrest law and many other proposals as they worked until midnight. Some key proposals had already passed, including an overhaul of state...