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Gov. Brian Kemp vetoes bill requiring elementary schools to have recess every day

Georgia lawmakers’ attempt to get kids some daily exercise on school playgrounds has been shut down by Gov. Brian Kemp. Despite research that suggests children can benefit from a break from schoolwork, Kemp has vetoed House Bill 83, which would have required elementary schools to…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 16, 2019

‘Heartbeat’ abortion bans advance in South, Midwest: ‘For pro-life folks, these are huge victories’

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. The Louisiana legislature is halfway toward passing a law – like the ones…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, May 13, 2019

Gov. Kemp to sign ‘Heartbeat Bill’ into law Tuesday morning

ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp will sign the controversial ‘heartbeat bill’ into law Tuesday morning, the governor’s office confirmed to Channel 2 Action News. The bill will ban all abortions after the first sign of a fetal heartbeat, which is approximately six weeks into a…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Medical marijuana oil sales signed into Georgia law

Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed into law a bill to grow and sell medical marijuana in Georgia, a milestone for patients who are allowed to use the drug but had no way to buy it. The new law creates a new but limited marijuana…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, April 18, 2019

Georgia governor to sign medical marijuana expansion this week

Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign a bill this week that allows medical marijuana patients to buy the cannabis oil they’re already legally allowed to use. Kemp’s office said he plans to sign House Bill 324 on Wednesday at the state Capitol, which would…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 15, 2019

Georgia governor to sign medical marijuana expansion this week

Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign a bill this week that allows medical marijuana patients to buy the cannabis oil they’re already legally allowed to use. Kemp’s office said he plans to sign House Bill 324 on Wednesday at the state Capitol, which would…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 15, 2019

New Georgia ethics chief says he will subpoena Abrams campaign records

The new director of the state ethics commission plans to subpoena bank records from the campaign of 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and groups that raised money to help her in last year’s nationally watched race. Former Douglas County prosecutor David Emadi, who started…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 12, 2019

Georgia lawmakers back ‘heartbeat bill,’ criticize Hollywood detractors

In a legislative session teeming with controversial issues, few bills drew as much heated debate as House Bill 481. While officially titled the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, the piece of legislation is more famously known as the “heartbeat bill.” Under HB 481,…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Georgia governor inks law to replace voting machines

Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation to replace Georgia’s electronic voting machines with a touchscreen-and-paper ballot election system, after a polarizing debate over how to balance the integrity of the vote with ensuring accurate election results. The Republican was long expected to sign House Bill 316,…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Opponents of Georgia anti-abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill set sights on 2020

The final vote on tough new abortion restrictions had barely been tallied when Democrats rushed from the House chambers armed with a vow to channel their outrage into political activity. One after another, abortion rights supporters promised to make Republicans pay for narrowly approving House Bill 481, which…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Did a Georgia House prayer violate the Constitution?

Georgia lawmakers are used to fire-and-brimstone preachers at the start of each day’s legislative session. But a particularly scorching prayer prompted one legislator to question whether it violated the separation of church and state. The House chaplain of the day, Doyle Kelley, was fraught with…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Men would have to tell cops about every ‘release of sperm’ if this Georgia bill passes

A succinct, two-section bill introduced this week in the Georgia General Assembly would make men 55 and older self-report each and every time they ejaculate — immediately, to the nearest law enforcement agency. HB 604, which was introduced Monday, according to its progress tracker on…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Gwinnett legislator drafting ‘Testicular Bill of Rights’ legislation in response to abortion bill

One Gwinnett legislator is pushing back in the aftermath of the Georgia House of Representatives’ recent passage of a new abortion ban bill by hitting her male counterparts — well — below the belt. State Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick, D-Lithonia, filed paperwork to draft a “Testicular…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Congressional panel seeks documents about Georgia’s voting practices

WASHINGTON — The Democratic leaders of a U.S. House committee with subpoena power are requesting documents from senior Georgia officials about alleged voting irregularities in the state during the 2018 election. Specifically, in letters to Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 7, 2019

Congressional panel seeks documents about Georgia’s voting practices

WASHINGTON — The Democratic leaders of a U.S. House committee with subpoena power are requesting documents from senior Georgia officials about alleged voting irregularities in the state during the 2018 election. Specifically, in letters to Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 7, 2019

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