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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Government & Politics

Woman speaking to group of Georgis legislators in tiered red seats with green walls, flags and state seal.
Rep. Sharon Cooper, a Republican from Marietta, chairs the Georgia House Health & Human Services Committee. She hosted an all-day hearing Thursday to explore the Georgia CANDOR Act, a bill she introduced during the last week of the 2020 legislative session.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, left, D-Minn., swears in witnesses during a Senate Rules Committee field hearing
The Senate Rules Committee held a rare field hearing on the future of voting rights on July 20 in Atlanta.
man holding money on desk with papers and pens
Georgia's House speaker proposes funding to increase salaries for prosecutors and public defenders and support the capacity of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Gov. Brian Kemp white man in gray suit and tie with blonde hair(left) and Chief of Police Todd Coyt (right - black man in navy blue police uniform (right) sit at table with paperwork both facing camera
The Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee convened Monday morning to question multiple law enforcement agencies about the recent rise in crime seen in cities across the state.
Gloved hands holding small marujuana seedling with more marijuana plants in background
The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission took a step toward approving cannabis cultivation licenses on Wednesday evening, but stopped short of announcing winners.
Package thief caught on video doorbell system stealing a box delivery from the front step of a suburban home
New Georgia law aims to control porch piracy and mail theft by classifying certain degrees of this crime as felonies.
Attorney general merrick garland at podium in front of white house seal
The U.S. Justice Department is suing Georgia over the state's new controversial election laws.
map of the state of Georgia with red pin in Atlanta
Georgia Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for the upcoming redistricting process when state lawmakers will be drawing the new boundaries.
aerial photo with dense trees and Atlanta skyline in the background
A possible tax increase could be coming to East Cobb residents if potential cityhood movements are successful.
entrance to multi-level dorms on college campus
A Cobb County ordinance prohibiting more than two unrelated people from living in a single- family residence that has hampered housing options for many students could change.