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It was a busy first week back for Georgia’s elected officials. Freshmen lawmakers were sworn in, new congressional leadership was elected, and Governor Brian Kemp was inaugurated for his second term. Now, with the 2023 legislative session in full swing, here are five new developments that will likely shape this year’s lawmaking agenda.
As Georgia's Election Day nears, voters are bombarded with political ads making claims about why any given candidate's opponent is the enemy. We fact-checked some of the biggest claims making the rounds in these ads, including the claim that Raphael Warnock gave money to felons, Brian Kemp's official position on contraception access, and who's getting rich.
Burt Jones ducks questions on 2020 election interference at Georgia lieutenant governor candidate debate
In December 2020, state Senator Burt Jones played a crucial role in the plot to keep then President Donald Trump in power, misrepresenting himself—alongside 15 other Trump allies—as a certified elector by filing paperwork that incorrectly claimed the leader of the MAGA movement had won Georgia. But Jones didn’t want to talk about election interference allegations, which have made him a target in the state’s sprawling election probe, during the Atlanta Press Club’s lieutenant governor candidate debate Tuesday.