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ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia law enforcement agency would have the authority to initiate investigations of election crimes under the latest voting regulation approved by the Republican-controlled state Legislature after former President Donald Trump made repeated, false claims of widespread voter fraud.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers pushed through dozens of bills in a rapid-fire conclusion to their 2022 session on Monday, delivering a tax cut and banning teaching on “divisive concepts” in schools.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers dumped the thorny problem of whether transgender athletes should be allowed to play high school sports onto the state's main athletic association in a last-minute move as the 2022 session came to a close.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers agreed Monday on a budget with boosts in spending for K-12 education, universities, mental health and public safety, reaping the rewards of a big increase in state revenue.

ATLANTA – The Georgia Senate gave final passage Monday to legislation aimed at eliminating “free speech zones” on the campuses of public colleges and universities by granting free-speech rights at all locations.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday signed into law a bill aimed at bolstering the state's dismal mental health care system by pressuring private insurers to improve coverage for mental health conditions.

ATLANTA – Georgians would be allowed to carry concealed firearms without a permit under legislation that gained final passage in the state Senate Friday.

ATLANTA – One education bill introduced into the General Assembly on behalf of Gov. Brian Kemp gained final passage in the General Assembly Friday while another cleared the Georgia Senate.

ATLANTA – The multi-agency Crime Suppression Unit Gov. Brian Kemp put together last April to fight a crime wave apprehended 26 murder suspects and made 214 drug arrests during its first year in operation.

ATLANTA – Local school boards will have to develop policies to screen and potentially remove books from school libraries deemed harmful to minors under legislation that gained final passage in the Georgia Senate Wednesday.

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