Maya T. Prabhu

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Maya Prabhu is a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Georgia Senate meetings will be live-streamed after Thanksgiving
 Beginning the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday, Georgians who are interested in watching state senators at work can live-stream committee meetings being held in the statehouse. Members of the Georgia Senate on Friday held a mock committee meeting led by Senate President Pro Tem David Shafer, R-Duluth, to test out the new wiring and equipment...

Posted: 4 days ago

Beginning the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday, Georgians who are interested in watching state senators at work can live-stream committee meetings being held in the statehouse. Members of the Georgia Senate on Friday held a mock committee meeting led by Senate President Pro Tem David Shafer, R-Duluth, to test out the new wiring and equipment...
Decatur lawmaker proposes bill to ban bump stocks in Georgia
 A Decatur lawmaker filed legislation that would ban bump stocks like those used last month in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, filed the bill Wednesday, the first day lawmakers could present legislation to be considered when the Legislature returns in January. “There is no justification for this...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Decatur lawmaker filed legislation that would ban bump stocks like those used last month in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, filed the bill Wednesday, the first day lawmakers could present legislation to be considered when the Legislature returns in January. “There is no justification for this...
Adult clubs sue, calling new Georgia tax unconstitutional
 A coalition of adult entertainment venues is suing Georgia’s attorney general and Department of Revenue commissioner over a new tax that aims to curb child trafficking. The Georgia Association of Club Executives filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court against Attorney General Chris Carr and Department of Revenue Commissioner...

Posted: 7 days ago

A coalition of adult entertainment venues is suing Georgia’s attorney general and Department of Revenue commissioner over a new tax that aims to curb child trafficking. The Georgia Association of Club Executives filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court against Attorney General Chris Carr and Department of Revenue Commissioner...
Georgia peach farmer says changes to NAFTA could help boost business
 Robert Dickey is interested in seeing what comes out of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement. Dickey Farms in Musella, which has been in his family for five generations, could benefit from a few tweaks, he said. Though the 15-year-old trade deal helped increase the peach farmers’ business with Canada, Mexico...

Posted: 10 days ago

Robert Dickey is interested in seeing what comes out of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement. Dickey Farms in Musella, which has been in his family for five generations, could benefit from a few tweaks, he said. Though the 15-year-old trade deal helped increase the peach farmers’ business with Canada, Mexico...
Georgia Democrats think Tuesday’s wins point to greater gains in 2018
 Georgia Democrats strung together seemingly improbable victories Tuesday night, emboldening partisans who hope the strong performance is a prelude to next year’s statewide vote — and the beginning of a forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump. Democratic newcomers flipped two state House seats in northeast Georgia considered...

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgia Democrats strung together seemingly improbable victories Tuesday night, emboldening partisans who hope the strong performance is a prelude to next year’s statewide vote — and the beginning of a forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump. Democratic newcomers flipped two state House seats in northeast Georgia considered...
Democrats pick up three seats in Georgia legislative races
 Democrats picked up three state legislative seats Tuesday in special elections set up by lawmakers leaving office to take new jobs. Deborah Gonzalez bested Houston Gaines to represent the Athens area, replacing Athens Republican Regina Quick, who was appointed to a judgeship in August. A four-way race to replace Republican Chuck Williams...

Posted: 13 days ago

Democrats picked up three state legislative seats Tuesday in special elections set up by lawmakers leaving office to take new jobs. Deborah Gonzalez bested Houston Gaines to represent the Athens area, replacing Athens Republican Regina Quick, who was appointed to a judgeship in August. A four-way race to replace Republican Chuck Williams...
Georgia Democrats make push, hoping to cut into GOP’s legislative power
 Georgia Democrats face a key test next week as they compete in a sweep of conservative-leaning districts, some for the first time since the lines were redrawn, as they try to claw into the huge Republican advantage in the General Assembly. All nine seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s state legislative special elections feature a Democratic...

Posted: 19 days ago

Georgia Democrats face a key test next week as they compete in a sweep of conservative-leaning districts, some for the first time since the lines were redrawn, as they try to claw into the huge Republican advantage in the General Assembly. All nine seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s state legislative special elections feature a Democratic...
Former governor’s firm to represent Georgia in voting machine case
 Former Gov. Roy Barnes’ law firm will represent Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a lawsuit that a national election transparency advocacy group filed to force the state to overhaul its election system. The Department of Administrative Services has replaced Attorney General Christopher Carr with Barnes Law Group to represent...

Posted: 20 days ago

Former Gov. Roy Barnes’ law firm will represent Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a lawsuit that a national election transparency advocacy group filed to force the state to overhaul its election system. The Department of Administrative Services has replaced Attorney General Christopher Carr with Barnes Law Group to represent...
Democrats hope to take back seat Hunter Hill flipped in 2012
 In 2012, Hunter Hill ousted four-term Democratic state Sen. Doug Stoner in a newly redrawn district, flipping the seat for the Republicans. With Hill vacating his post in September to run for governor, three Democrats have joined the field of eight hopefuls and are trying to take back the 6th Senate District. The socio-economically diverse...

Posted: 21 days ago

In 2012, Hunter Hill ousted four-term Democratic state Sen. Doug Stoner in a newly redrawn district, flipping the seat for the Republicans. With Hill vacating his post in September to run for governor, three Democrats have joined the field of eight hopefuls and are trying to take back the 6th Senate District. The socio-economically diverse...
Group calls for state to abandon voting system in next week’s election
 The executive director of a national election transparency advocacy group has written an open letter to Georgia lawmakers urging them not to use the state’s current voting system in next week’s election. Marilyn Marks, executive director with the Coalition for Good Governance, said that she believes the state’s voting system...

Posted: 21 days ago

The executive director of a national election transparency advocacy group has written an open letter to Georgia lawmakers urging them not to use the state’s current voting system in next week’s election. Marilyn Marks, executive director with the Coalition for Good Governance, said that she believes the state’s voting system...
Georgia lawmaker wants to allow cities to manage Confederate monuments
 An Atlanta lawmaker said the fact that local governments have passed resolutions urging the state to let them decide whether to move Confederate monuments might help her gain support for a bill she plans to introduce to do just that. State Sen. Elena Parent, D-Atlanta, said she will file a bill next month that would allow decisions about...

Posted: 25 days ago

An Atlanta lawmaker said the fact that local governments have passed resolutions urging the state to let them decide whether to move Confederate monuments might help her gain support for a bill she plans to introduce to do just that. State Sen. Elena Parent, D-Atlanta, said she will file a bill next month that would allow decisions about...