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Georgia’s sweeping new overhaul of election laws threatens the fundamental right to vote, freedom of speech and the separation of powers, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday.
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“It always feels coldest right before the sun rises," Duncan said in a statement released Monday. “I believe that is the exact moment in time the Republican Party is caught in right now, and I am committed to being a part of creating those better days ahead for our conservative party all across this country.”
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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Tuesday that he wants another four years as the state's top lawyer, spurning a chance to run for higher office. The 49-year-old Republican pledged to work with...
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Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday signed a 2022 Georgia state budget that restores some money to K-12 education, increases some mental health funding, and pays nursing home operators more.
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Georgia has the third highest rate of uninsured individuals in the country, which includes a 7% rate for children and a 15% rate for adults. Now, after two key developments concerning the Medicaid program, the number of uninsured children will likely drop while the number of uninsured adults holds steady at well over 1 million people.
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Democratic state Rep. Bee Nguyen announced Tuesday that she's running for secretary of state in 2022 to counteract efforts by Georgia Republicans to restrict access to the polls.
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Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law a package of legislation aimed at curbing human trafficking. In front of the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Center Tuesday, Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp commended the Legislature for passing three bills: SB33, SB34 and HB287.
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Police in Georgia say a van carrying 16 people crashed onto its side and was engulfed in flames on an interstate, killing at least six people and injuring 10.
Tractor Right-of-Way Law: Green tractor wit trailler hauling hay bales on public road
Governor Brian Kemp signed a law on April 9 spelling out who has the right of way when there is a tractor on public roadways.
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A Georgia lawmaker’s bid to combat the dramatic rise in opioid-related overdose deaths detected since the start of the coronavirus pandemic will have to wait until next year.