Georgia Republicans Advance House and Senate Maps as Congressional Proposal Waits in the Wings

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans on Thursday pushed forward new legislative maps that would preserve their majorities in the state House and Senate, while still not revealing how they want to redraw Georgia’s 14 congressional districts. A state Senate committee voted 7-5 along party lines to advance a new Senate map, while a House … Read more

DeSantis and Newsom Will Face off in a Fox News Event Featuring Two Governors With White House Hopes

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis are meeting in a nationally televised event on Thursday night that will feature two young, high-profile leaders with presidential aspirations who may have to wait for future cycles to realize them. DeSantis is betting big on Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses … Read more

Texas Man Sentenced 2 Years in Prison for Threatening Georgia Election Workers After 2020 Election

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas man who was the first arrest by a Justice Department task force that investigates threats to election workers has been sentenced to two years in prison over posts made following the 2020 election, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Chad Christopher Stark, 55, was accused of posting threatening messages on Craigslist … Read more

Rosalynn Carter Set for Funeral and Burial in the Town Where She and Her Husband Were Born

[ad_1] PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Rosalynn Carter will receive her final farewells Wednesday in the same tiny town where she was born and that served as a home base as she and her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, climbed to the White House and spent four decades thereafter as global humanitarians. The former first lady, … Read more

Georgia Republicans Move to Cut Losses as They Propose Majority-Black Districts in Special Session

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers will open a special session Wednesday as majority Republicans move to minimize their losses while also trying to increase the number of Black-majority districts to comply with a federal court order. It’s one in a series of redistricting sessions across the South after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the … Read more

Jimmy Carter Set to Lead Presidents, First Ladies in Mourning and Celebrating Rosalynn Carter

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Rosalynn Carter will be memorialized Tuesday with classical music and beloved hymns, some of her favorite Biblical passages, and a rare gathering of all living U.S. first ladies and multiple presidents, including her 99-year-old husband Jimmy Carter. The funeral at Glenn Memorial Church in Atlanta falls on the second of a … Read more

Calls for Cease-Fire in the Israel-Hamas War Roil City Councils From California to Michigan

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland considered a resolution to call for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war on Monday, potentially joining nearly a dozen other U.S. cities from Michigan to Georgia that have supported the same. The resolution before the Oakland City Council also calls for the unrestricted entry of humanitarian assistance into Gaza … Read more

Georgia Senate Republicans Propose Map With 2 New Black-Majority Districts

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Senate Republicans are proposing a new map that would create two Black-majority voting districts, but would probably retain Republicans’ 33-23 edge in the General Assembly’s upper chamber, in an effort to fix a map a judge said illegally dilutes Black votes. The proposed districts, released Monday, would increase the number … Read more

Georgia Case Over Railroad’s Use of Eminent Domain Could Have Property Law Implications

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — It’s a fight over land in one of rural Georgia‘s poorest areas, but it could have implications for property law across the state and nation. A hearing is scheduled to begin Monday to help determine whether a railroad can legally condemn property to build a rail line 4.5 miles (7.25 kilometers) … Read more

Rosalynn Carter Tributes Will Highlight Her Reach as First Lady, Humanitarian and Small-Town Baptist

[ad_1] AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Rosalynn Carter will make her final journey to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center on Monday as her family begins three days of memorials for the former first lady and global humanitarian who died Nov. 19 at the age of 96. After brief ceremonies in the Carters’ native Sumter County in … Read more