Government & Politics

U.S. Supreme Court building: Protesters gather outside the building with signs reading "no justice no peace" and "shame on the court"
The decision by the court's conservative majority is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states with clinics in at least two states already stopping abortions after Friday's decision.
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Georgia's Supreme Court overturned the murder and child cruelty convictions against Justin Ross Harris whose toddler died after he left him in a hot car for hours, saying the jury was improperly influenced.
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The GOP results in Tuesday's primary, combined with the loss of the Trump-backed candidate for secretary of state, served as a stinging rebuke for the former president in a state he prioritized above almost all others.
Merit scholarship racial inequities: Black woman with long black hair wearing white top and pearl necklace looks to her left
The message seems simple: Anyone can get most, or even all, of their tuition paid through the state’s signature college scholarship program. Students just have to get the right grades and standardized test scores. Over three years one nonprofit group helped nearly 200 students apply. Many were the first in their families to attend college; most were Black. But they struggled with the standardized tests. So in the end, how many qualified for a Bright Futures scholarship — the ticket Florida created to educational opportunity? Not a single one.
The laws creating four potential new Cobb cities would serve as charters if the cities are approved by referendum this year. They include laundry lists of services that the cities could provide immediately or sometime in the future.
Georgia’s new budget allocates $1.5 million to a pilot program designed to help children who risk entering foster care.
The Georgia Raw Dairy Act allows farmers to sell raw milk for human consumption.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican challenger David Perdue launched their first debate arguing over who is to blame for the 2020 and 2021 elections.
A white pregnant woman sitting on a park bench.
New legislation in Georgia requires investigations for the deaths of women who were pregnant or had given birth within a year of their death.
Open field with a sign that says "Vote Yes! City of EAST COBB."
Cobb County elected officials and staff say they are working to ensure a smooth transition of services if voters approve four new cities.
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