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.
Republican candidates for the Northwest Georgia congressional seat took turns Monday touting their similar conservative views and pouncing on supposed weak spots in each other’s backgrounds during a debate ahead of the June 9 primary.
ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., took some hits from six Democrats vying for their party’s nomination to challenge the GOP incumbent’s bid for a second term in the June 9 primary.
ATLANTA - Two Democrats running for the Georgia Public Service Commission focused their fire Monday on the current PSC and Georgia Power Co. rather than each other.
The Floyd County Elections Office has processed just over 15,400 requests for absentee ballots so far — an astounding number to Robert Brady, the chief elections clerk.
ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives is gearing up to resume a 天天乐棋牌 legislative session interrupted in mid-March by the coronavirus pandemic.
ATLANTA - Georgia election officials have sent out around 700,000 absentee ballots so far for the upcoming June 9 primary election amid ongoing concerns over coronavirus.
Adopting a budget is the top priority when Georgia legislators go back to finish their session — but a number of lawmakers are hoping there’s also time to pass a few more bills.
State Rep. Vernon Jones backtracked Thursday on plans to resign from his General Assembly seat, a day after announcing he would step down in the wake of fierce criticism for his endorsement of President Donald Trump’s reelection bid.
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.
State Rep. Vernon Jones announced Wednesday he will resign his seat effective immediately following his endorsement of President Donald Trump’s reelection bid last week.
ATLANTA - The economic impacts of coronavirus could put the state government $3 billion to $4 billion in the hole during the next fiscal year, an Atlanta-based public policy think tank warned Monday.
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 — A primarily self-funded candidate leads a crowded Republican field in the battle for campaign bucks in Northwest Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.
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.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s two U.S. senators are among more than 50 members of Congress named by President Donald Trump Thursday to a bipartisan task force that will advise him on when and how to reopen the U.S. economy.
County election officials in Georgia will have the option of installing drop-off boxes for absentee ballots in the June 9 primary election under emergency rules the State Election Board adopted Wednesday.
Georgia lawmakers cannot legally raise campaign contributions while the General Assembly’s 天天乐棋牌 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 — With the June 9 primary elections looming, former U.S. Rep. John Barrow is urging the Georgia Supreme Court to decide whether voters will get to choose a successor to retiring Justice Keith Blackwell.
Nine Republican candidates are vying for their party’s nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, in the Northwest Georgia 14th Congressional District seat.
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.
ATLANTA -- U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., said Wednesday she is liquidating her family’s holdings in stocks in individual companies and moving those investments into exchange-traded funds and mutual funds.
Republican Sen. Jack Hill “was my mentor and my hero,” the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Tuesday.
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.
The clock is ticking on elections, but the Georgia General Assembly session is frozen and incumbents can’t raise money for their campaigns.
Georgia’s elections chief is leaving it up to the governor and state legislature whether to postpone the May 19 primaries another month after a prior delay in the face of 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 天天乐棋牌 — with COVID-19 cases, Kemp’s office announced Tuesday.
Tax collections on sales by third-party online sellers in Georgia like Google and Amazon take effect Wednesday, including for ride-hailing companies that were due for an exemption before coronavirus shuttered the General Assembly.
Georgia House Speaker David Ralston has doubled down on his request to delay the state’s primary elections by about a month due to concerns over coronavirus, after the state’s elections chief balked at that request last week.
ATLANTA — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston cast serious doubts Friday that the state will be able to afford either a teacher pay raise or an income tax cut because of the coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact.
ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is asking Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to delay the May 19 primaries because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A fifth state senator has tested positive for coronavirus as the respiratory illness eclipsed 1,200 confirmed cases and claimed 40 lives in Georgia as of Wednesday.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s two U.S. senators are asking the Trump administration to steer more of the available COVID-19 testing resources to Georgia’s academic medical centers.
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.
Floyd County Republicans were geared up for their county convention Saturday and, despite the coronavirus outbreak, it’s still on — in a different form.
ATLANTA - The General Assembly ratified Gov. Brian Kemp’s public health emergency declaration Monday, March 16, in a one-day special session that took several hours longer than expected.
While Gov. Brian Kemp rescheduled the Presidential Preference Primary to May 19, voters can still apply for and cast an absentee ballot in the interim, Floyd County’s elections chief said Monday.
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 — It looks like proponents of legalizing gambling in Georgia are going to have to wait yet another year before getting a crack at putting the issue before voters.
ATLANTA — As the Georgia Senate gaveled out Thursday, capping the most hectic day so far this legislative session, state lawmakers left the chamber wondering what’s next as the coronavirus outbreak grows in Georgia and the U.S.
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 lawmakers are set to suspend the current legislative session indefinitely amid concerns over coronavirus following the state’s first death traced to the disease.
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.
ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives adopted a $28.1 billion state budget Tuesday that would restore many of the spending cuts Gov. Brian Kemp proposed in January.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate passed legislation Monday that would expand free-speech protections for religious and ideological groups, which opponents say could encourage on-campus discrimination.