Politics: Floyd County

State lawmakers are pushing for Congress to release $500 billion in federal funds to help prop up state budgets in Georgia and across the U.S. amid the coronavirus-prompted economic downturn.

Georgia Democratic lawmakers are urging Gov. Brian Kemp to roll back his decision to reopen several categories of businesses including gyms and restaurants as coronavirus continues to sicken and kill people in the state.


ATLANTA — Scrambling to address voting concerns during a pandemic, election officials across the country are eliminating polling places or scaling back opportunities for people to cast ballots in person — a move raising concerns among voting rights groups and some Democrats who say some vote…

ATLANTA — Small businesses in Georgia and across the country were left in limbo Thursday when the U.S. Senate adjourned without approving a new round of economic stimulus funding to help offset losses from the coronavirus pandemic.

Georgia lawmakers cannot legally raise campaign contributions while the General Assembly’s ck棋牌 session remains suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, the state agency board tasked with enforcing the state’s campaign finance laws decided Tuesday.

ATLANTA — Bowing to the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, the Georgia Republican Party has canceled both its state convention and a series of congressional district meetings across the state.


ATLANTA — By requiring Georgia voters to provide their own stamps for mail-in ballots, the state is effectively imposing a poll tax that is an unconstitutional barrier to the right to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Georgia’s elections chief is gathering a group of law enforcement officials and elections experts to look at cracking down on mail-in ballot fraud with more voters poised to cast absentee ballots in the upcoming May 19 primaries due to coronavirus.

Over the next few weeks, Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant Gen. Tom Carden will activate and deploy over 100 guardsmen to any long-term care facility — assisted living or nursing ck棋牌 — with COVID-19 cases, Kemp’s office announced Tuesday.

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has decided to consolidate the cases of two would-be candidates for the court who were not allowed to qualify for the May 19 election during the qualifying period earlier this month.

ATLANTA — When the legislative session resumes, Georgia lawmakers will take up a measure originally aimed at bringing better public transit options to people in rural parts of Georgia, especially for seniors who already struggle to shop and attend medical appointments.

ATLANTA — Last year, a General Assembly determined to bring the benefits of high-speed internet to rural Georgia passed legislation authorizing the state’s electric membership corporations to deploy broadband to rural customers.

ATLANTA — Three bills imposing additional regulations on the disposal of coal ash in Georgia cleared the state House of Representatives Thursday.

ATLANTA — Hazing at Georgia colleges and universities could draw stiffer penalties in a bill that boosts fines and jail time for students who endanger their peers by forced inebriation, physical threats and violence.

ATLANTA — Georgia voters could see local precincts split into more than one location and gain new protections against their absentee ballots being tossed for faulty signatures under a bill that passed the Georgia Senate Thursday.

ATLANTA — Second-chance legislation allowing Georgians to clear minor offenses off their criminal records in the interest of helping them secure jobs and housing is set for a vote in the Georgia Senate Thursday.

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