Politics: Floyd County

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan signaled Friday he plans to work with state lawmakers on passing hate-crimes legislation following the high-profile arrests of three white men in the fatal shooting of a black man near Brunswick.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn't assure him that the August gathering can go for…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has closed investigations into stock trading by Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, according to people familiar with notifications sent to the senators. The senators came under scrutiny for tran…

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.

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 2020 session remains suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, the state agency board tasked with enforcing the state’s campaign finance laws decided 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.

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 home — with COVID-19 cases, Kemp’s office announced Tuesday.

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