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Fair Fight Action Stacey Abrams
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.
Rows of wood and metal student desks and chairs facing blackboard in a classroom
Some Georgia teachers who agree to work in certain rural or low performing schools could get an extra $3,000 a year for five years under a bill advancing in the state Senate.
Empty Georgia house chambers
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.
Closeup of black Georgia state law book held by man's hands wearing brown suit, white shirt and navy tie
Georgia's General Assembly concludes its 2021 session on Wednesday with lawmakers still needing to act on the state budget and many other bills. Some key proposals had already passed. Those include an overhaul of state elections law that restricts some kinds of voting and a small income tax cut. Only a few measures that made it this far appear dead, such as a plan to raise Georgia's age for adult criminal charges from 17 to 18. And even measures that appear dead can sometimes be revived at the last minute. Because it's the first year of a two-year term, measures that don't pass this year could still pass next year. Here's a look at the status of some significant issues,
Four story ornate, white Atlanta Gold Dome Capitol building - westside view
Georgia lawmakers took another step Monday to repeal a citizen's arrest law predating the Civil War, acting little more than a year after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man pursued by armed white men.
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Critics of Georgia's new Republican-backed election law issued fresh calls Monday to boycott some of the state's largest businesses for not speaking out more forcefully against the law, a day after advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging it.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew protests Thursday as he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run.
PODCAST COVID-19 vaccines: Clear bottles of the pale pink liquid vaccine labeled and ined up on a shelf in a semi-dark room
Gov. Brian Kemp made the announcement Tuesday, saying supplies of the vaccine continue to rise and that he's confident that enough older adults have been vaccinated to open up inoculation to the broadest possible population.
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Gov. Brian Kemp signed a modest state income tax cut into law Monday, saying Georgia's ability to cut taxes was proof that his approach to the coronavirus pandemic had resulted in a strong economy.
Closeup of black calcuator with lime green tax keys beside a five dollar bill
A $140 million state income tax cut is on its way to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk after passing the state Senate on Thursday.
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