Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Georgia's heartbeat bill who does it affect

Who stands to lose the most under Georgia’s anti-abortion bill?

Legislation that seeks to ban the majority of abortions in Georgia, HB 481, is up for a vote in the state Senate as early as this week. Here are a few of the groups who would be disproportionately impacted by Georgia’s heartbeat bill if it becomes law and goes into effect.
Atlanta Department of transportation

Atlanta’s potholes are out of control. Could a new city department of transportation finally fix them?

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is announcing this morning that the city, for the first time in its history, could create a Department of Transportation that would act as a “one-stop shop” to combine the construction duties of three different city departments.
IGNITE Atlanta

At Agnes Scott College, the IGNITE conference encourages women to pursue politics

Georgia Congresswoman Lucy McBath and state House Representatives Brenda Lopez and Park Cannon are among the speakers at IGNITE's Young Women Run Atlanta conference at Agnes Scott College.
Stacey Abrams State of the Union response

How Atlanta politicos responded to Stacey Abrams’s State of the Union response

After delivering the State of the Union response, Stacey Abrams's name is once again splashed across national headlines. Here's what Atlanta's reporters, pundits, and politicos had to say about the address.

Flashback: John Lewis wanted to go to Congress. He didn’t make it the first time.

John Lewis likes to remind supporters to never give up. In January 1977, after President Jimmy Carter appointed then U.S. Rep. Andrew Young to be ambassador to the United Nations, Lewis joined a dozen candidates vying to replace Young. Come election night, Lewis lost to fellow Democrat Wyche Fowler. “Two months ago, nobody knew who John Lewis was. This is only the beginning.” Elected to the House in 1986, Lewis began his 17th term in January.
Atlanta 500: Government opener

Atlanta 500: Government & Infrastructure

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on civic leaders, government and politics, transportation, and utilities.
Nathan Deal

Exit interview: Nathan Deal on the issue that brings him to tears, why he didn’t expand Medicaid, and more

On January 14, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal hands the keys to Brian Kemp and will settle in Habersham County, where he and his wife, Sandra, will retire. He looks back at criminal justice reform, the issue that brings him to tears, why he didn’t expand Medicaid, the religious liberty bill, and the importance of baby steps.
John Barrow, Brad Raffensperger runoff

What you need to know before Tuesday’s runoff elections

Georgia's runoff election is on Tuesday, December 4. Up for the taking is Georgia's secretary of state position—between Republican candidate Brad Raffensperger and Democratic candidate John Barrow—and Georgia's third district seat public service commissioner position—between Republican candidate Chuck Eaton and Democratic candidate Lindy Miller.
Stacey Abrams Brian Kemp Georgia Governor Election 2018

How election night 2018 unfolded in Atlanta and Athens

Dispatches from the election night parties—Stacey Abrams at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Brian Kemp at the Classic Center in Athens, and Ted Metz at Mellow Mushroom Buckhead—plus a look inside Manuel's Tavern, where election night is the political bar's "Super Bowl."
Stacey Abrams Brian Kemp who won Georgia's governor race?

[Updated] Who won? Runoff? What’s going on with the Georgia governor’s race.

Neither Brian Kemp nor Stacey Abrams have officially won the Georgia gubernatorial election, so what happens now? Are we going into a runoff? What are the campaigns saying? Here's a breakdown of the situation.

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