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Defining Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Keisha’s no Kasim: Inside Bottoms’s very different City Hall

Her critics worried she would be an extension of Kasim Reed. But after more than a year in office, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms wants you to know she’s leading the city on her own terms.
Georgia Senator Jen Jordan

Georgia Senator Jen Jordan on her HB 481 speech: “The least that women should be given is the ability to control our bodies.”

For weeks before her viral speech on the Georgia Senate floor, Jen Jordan had been listening to the debate around HB 481 (a.k.a. the "heartbeat bill") but said she hadn’t heard any talk—honest talk—about how the bill would impact women in real, messy terms.

Five bills on Governor Kemp’s desk that could affect you the most

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has until May 12 to sign or veto the bills that cleared the Legislature during this recent General Assembly. Some proposals will be a no-brainer for the governor, others are marred in controversy. Here’s a look at some of the most impactful measures.
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.
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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