Latest Georgia state government News

State Supreme Court and Republican congressional primary elections top Georgia ballots

May. 21, 2024 09:43 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's elections on Tuesday include a state Supreme Court race that's grown unusually heated by the sleepy standards of the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, as well as a five-way GOP primary for an open seat in the strongly Republican 3rd Congressional District south and...

Giuliani becomes final defendant served indictment among 18 accused in Arizona fake electors case

May. 19, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

Arizona's attorney general says former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been served an indictment in the state's fake elector case alongside 17 other defendants for his role in an attempt to overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Arizona...

Conservative media personality appointed to seat on Georgia State Election Board

May. 17, 2024 21:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A media personality who co-founded a conservative political action committee has been appointed to a seat on the Georgia State Election Board, which is responsible for developing election rules, investigating allegations of fraud and making recommendations to state lawmakers. ...

Judge dismisses lawsuit by Georgia court candidate who sued to keep talking about abortion

May. 16, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by a former Democratic congressman running for Georgia state Supreme Court who claimed a state agency was unconstitutionally trying to block him from talking about abortion. U.S. District Judge Michael Brown ruled John...

Georgia's governor and others pile into state court race where challenger has focused on abortion

May. 14, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he will spend more than $500,000 from his political committee to help a state Supreme Court justice he appointed win election. The Republican Kemp isn't the only conservative supporting Justice Andrew Pinson in his May 21 nonpartisan...

Appeals court upholds ruling requiring Georgia county to pay for a transgender deputy's surgery

May. 14, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that a Georgia county illegally discriminated against a sheriff's deputy by failing to pay for her gender-affirming surgery. In its ruling Monday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it was tasked with...

Georgia Supreme Court declines to rule on whether counties can draw their own electoral maps

May. 09, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court agrees that someone needs to issue a legally final ruling on whether county commissioners can override state legislators and draw their own electoral districts. But the nine justices on Thursday also agreed it would be improper to rule on...

A former Democratic Georgia congressman hopes abortion can power his state Supreme Court bid

Apr. 27, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

HOSCHTON, Ga. (AP) — May's election for the Georgia Supreme Court is playing out as races for the state's highest court have for decades: sitting justices running uncontested. But there is an exception, and it's driven by the issue that has roiled politics across the country for...

Georgia city rules that people must lock empty vehicles when guns are inside

Apr. 19, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Coastal Georgia's largest city will require guns left in empty vehicles be securely stored, an effort that Savannah Mayor Van Johnson says is meant to cut down on gun thefts from unlocked cars. “We are not trying to take anybody’s guns — that is a...

Prosecutor to decide if Georgia lieutenant governor should be charged in election meddling case

Apr. 11, 2024 11:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A special prosecutor has been assigned to look into whether Georgia Lt. Gov. Burt Jones should face criminal charges over efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state. The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia announced Thursday that its...