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Judge reinstates work requirement in Georgia Medicaid plan

Aug. 19, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a victory for Georgia's Republican governor, a federal judge on Friday reinstated a work requirement in the state's plan to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income residents. U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood said the Biden administration's decision to...

Graham effort to delay testimony in election probe rejected

Aug. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said Sen. Lindsey Graham's appearance before a special grand jury investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia should not be delayed to allow him to challenge it in court. ...

Georgia lawmakers examine changing state K-12 school funding

Aug. 19, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The leader of a state legislative committee that's looking at how Georgia funds K-12 public schools promised on Friday that nothing “dire and ominous” would come from any possible changes. Nearly 40 years after then-Gov. Joe Frank Harris signed the Quality Basic...

Georgia PSC elections again delayed after high court ruling

Aug. 19, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia Public Service Commission elections will not occur this November, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday, reversing an earlier appeals court ruling that allowed them to proceed. Instead, the high court reverted to the original decision by a federal judge in...

Judge declines to block ban on giving food, water to voters

Aug. 19, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has declined to block a section of a Georgia election law that bans handing out food and water to voters waiting in line. The provision is part of a sweeping elections overhaul passed by Georgia lawmakers last year. Voting rights groups, who have filed a...

Georgia election probe runs into resistance from witnesses

Aug. 18, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors investigating whether Donald Trump committed crimes as he sought to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia are running into increasing resistance as they seek to call witnesses to testify before a special grand jury. The latest illustration of that...

Giuliani says he 'satisfied' obligation with Ga. grand jury

Aug. 17, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he had “satisfied his obligation” after facing hours of questioning Wednesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta as a target of an investigation into attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to overturn his 2020 election defeat...

Georgia governor touts Bulldogs 4-peat for Atlanta in 2025

Aug. 16, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor has high hopes for his alma mater. With Atlanta set to become the first two-time host of college football's national championship game in 2025, Brian Kemp sees no reason the Georgia Bulldogs can't be going for their fourth straight title that year...

Giuliani targeted in criminal probe of 2020 election

Aug. 15, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is a target of the criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, prosecutors informed attorneys for the former New York mayor on Monday. The...

Kemp: Ex-police chief to run Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Aug. 15, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday named the former police chief of two suburban Atlanta counties as the next director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Michael “Mike” Register would replaced Vic Reynolds, whom Kemp in June named as a superior court judge in Cobb...