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Kemp will hand out up to $1.2B in cash to poorer Georgians

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday he will spend up to $1.2 billion in federal COVID-19 aid on payments of $350 apiece to more than 3 million Georgians who benefit from Medicaid, subsidized ch...

Georgia's Kemp seeks tax breaks, rebutting Abrams on economy

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp will unfurl his first major policy proposals of his reelection bid Thursday, pledging another state income tax rebate and revival of a long-dormant state pro...

Abrams calls for using budget surplus to invest in Georgians

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is arguing that it's time for Georgia to use its budget surplus to invest in its residents, accusing Gov. Brian Kemp and other Repu...

Georgia nuclear plant gets OK to load fuel at new reactor

ATLANTA (AP) — A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia can begin loading radioactive fuel into one of its two new reactors, federal regulators said Wednesday, a key step toward generating electri...

EXPLAINER: What's the role of personhood in abortion debate?

ATLANTA (AP) — The concept of “personhood” has come up in debates since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal right to abortion. Some states have passed laws or constitutional amendments to in...

Kemp assails national economy while touting Georgia record

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday took aim at the “Biden recession" and tacked the blame on Democrat Stacey Abrams, becoming one of many Republicans to seek to weigh down their r...

In Georgia, Democrats look to abortion rights to lure votes

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — If it was up to Mary Paris, Georgia’s 2022 elections would be a referendum on abortion. As she watched her grandchildren play in a park in an upscale Atlanta su...

Quick Georgia abortion restrictions send some patients home

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's abortion law changed so abruptly Wednesday afternoon that some patients who were in an office waiting for abortions were told that what had been legal that morning was no long...

Appeals court allows Georgia abortion law to take effect

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling and allowed Georgia’s restrictive 2019 abortion law to take effect immediately Wednesday. The decision was expected after the U.S...

Georgia cooperatives move to freeze nuclear costs at $8.1B

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the owners of a nuclear power plant being expanded in Georgia says it's shifting overruns to Georgia Power Co. in exchange for giving up a sliver of its ownership. ...

Race factors into Dem runoff for Georgia secretary of state

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic primary battle for Georgia secretary of state – the top elections official in a critical swing state – may come down to questions about how party faithful view diversity ...

Kemp backs Collins in Georgia race in further slap at Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday endorsed Mike Collins in Georgia's 10th Congressional District runoff, a move that once again puts him at odds with former President Donald Trump while helpi...

Herschel Walker reveals 2nd son he never mentioned publicly

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker acknowledged on Wednesday that he has a son whom he has not previously mentioned publicly, a disclosure that draws renewed attention ...

After Georgia loss, House runoff gives Trump another chance

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Nearly a month after his preferred candidate for governor in Georgia was defeated by more than 50 points, former President Donald Trump has an opportunity next week to demonstrat...

Judge: Georgia county can't deny gender surgery to deputy

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has found that a Georgia sheriff's office was illegally discriminating when it denied gender reassignment surgery to a deputy. U.S. Di...