Maya T. Prabhu

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Maya Prabhu is a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Georgia candidate seeks anonymous tips on opponent ahead of GOP runoff
 Lieutenant governor candidate Geoff Duncan is challenging his GOP runoff opponent, state Sen. David Shafer, to release his taxes and further specify how he became a multimillionaire. Not only is Duncan calling on Shafer to release tax returns from the 16 years he has served in the state Senate, but the Cumming Republican also is encouraging...

Posted: 2 days ago

Lieutenant governor candidate Geoff Duncan is challenging his GOP runoff opponent, state Sen. David Shafer, to release his taxes and further specify how he became a multimillionaire. Not only is Duncan calling on Shafer to release tax returns from the 16 years he has served in the state Senate, but the Cumming Republican also is encouraging...
Five things to know about Georgia’s new fireworks law
 Beginning next month, local governments can choose how to regulate the use of fireworks in their cities and towns. The General Assembly approved a law this year that gives the power to local officials after some complained about neighbors setting off the devices year-round. Here are five things you need to know about the law: As with...

Posted: 5 days ago

Beginning next month, local governments can choose how to regulate the use of fireworks in their cities and towns. The General Assembly approved a law this year that gives the power to local officials after some complained about neighbors setting off the devices year-round. Here are five things you need to know about the law: As with...
Georgia shrimp harvesting season will open next week
 After a brief delay, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will open shrimp season next week. Carolyn Belcher, the chief of marine fisheries with the DNR’s Coastal Resources Division, said the season is opening toward the end of its normal window of early- to mid-June. “We don’t want to put pressure on (the shrimp)...

Posted: 8 days ago

After a brief delay, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will open shrimp season next week. Carolyn Belcher, the chief of marine fisheries with the DNR’s Coastal Resources Division, said the season is opening toward the end of its normal window of early- to mid-June. “We don’t want to put pressure on (the shrimp)...
Federal judge blocks EPA enforcement of 2015 clean water regulations
 A federal judge recently ruled in favor of Georgia and 10 other states that sought to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating the pollution of wetlands and tributaries. Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. District Court in Brunswick determined that a 2015 Waters of the United States rule infringed on states’ rights...

Posted: 8 days ago

A federal judge recently ruled in favor of Georgia and 10 other states that sought to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating the pollution of wetlands and tributaries. Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. District Court in Brunswick determined that a 2015 Waters of the United States rule infringed on states’ rights...
Planned Ga. spaceport tied to jobs, but some see threat to way of life
 For Steve Howard, developing a commercial rocket launchpad could mean hundreds of jobs for Camden County residents searching for good-paying employment in an exciting industry. “The spaceport is the catalyst,” said Howard, who serves as the county’s administrator and Spaceport Camden project lead. “What you want is...

Posted: 8 days ago

For Steve Howard, developing a commercial rocket launchpad could mean hundreds of jobs for Camden County residents searching for good-paying employment in an exciting industry. “The spaceport is the catalyst,” said Howard, who serves as the county’s administrator and Spaceport Camden project lead. “What you want is...
Georgia’s increased recreational wildlife fees bring in $8.2 million
 Georgia wildlife officials are using an extra $8.2 million they’ve collected after boosting hunting and fishing licenses and boating registrations to improve the state’s public sites and hire more rangers. After nearly a year with higher rates, the Department of Natural Resources collected $33.9 million in hunting and fishing...

Posted: 11 days ago

Georgia wildlife officials are using an extra $8.2 million they’ve collected after boosting hunting and fishing licenses and boating registrations to improve the state’s public sites and hire more rangers. After nearly a year with higher rates, the Department of Natural Resources collected $33.9 million in hunting and fishing...
Former Georgia employee appeals judge’s dismissal of ‘pocket dial’ suit
 A Gwinnett County State Court judge has dismissed the civil lawsuit of a former state employee who said he lost his job after pocket-dialing his boss. James Stephens, who worked for the Georgia Subsequent Injury Trust Fund, is appealing the decision. Stephens said when he inadvertently called fund Director Mike Coan in January 2016, his boss...

Posted: 16 days ago

A Gwinnett County State Court judge has dismissed the civil lawsuit of a former state employee who said he lost his job after pocket-dialing his boss. James Stephens, who worked for the Georgia Subsequent Injury Trust Fund, is appealing the decision. Stephens said when he inadvertently called fund Director Mike Coan in January 2016, his boss...
DeKalb County recount solidifies Senate minority leader’s primary win
 The results of last month’s Democratic primary for the 41st Senate District did not change after the woman challenging the chamber’s minority leader requested a recount. The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections on Wednesday confirmed the vote totals from the May 22 election showing state Senate Minority Leader Steve...

Posted: 16 days ago

The results of last month’s Democratic primary for the 41st Senate District did not change after the woman challenging the chamber’s minority leader requested a recount. The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections on Wednesday confirmed the vote totals from the May 22 election showing state Senate Minority Leader Steve...
Democratic challenger requests recount in race against Senate minority leader
 After a close primary race last month, DeKalb County elections officials will hold a recount Wednesday in the contest between Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson and Sabrina McKenzie. Henson, a Stone Mountain Democrat, beat McKenzie by 111  votes, according to official results from the Secretary of State’s office. McKenzie requested...

Posted: 17 days ago

After a close primary race last month, DeKalb County elections officials will hold a recount Wednesday in the contest between Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson and Sabrina McKenzie. Henson, a Stone Mountain Democrat, beat McKenzie by 111  votes, according to official results from the Secretary of State’s office. McKenzie requested...
Rick Jeffares endorses David Shafer for lieutenant governor
 The third place finisher in last week’s Republican primary election has endorsed the top vote-getter for lieutenant governor.  State Sen. David Shafer on Wednesday announced receiving the endorsement of former state Sen. Rick Jeffares. Shafer will face former state Rep. Geoff Duncan in the July 24 runoff.  “David...

Posted: 23 days ago

The third place finisher in last week’s Republican primary election has endorsed the top vote-getter for lieutenant governor.  State Sen. David Shafer on Wednesday announced receiving the endorsement of former state Sen. Rick Jeffares. Shafer will face former state Rep. Geoff Duncan in the July 24 runoff.  “David...
‘Hunting over bait’ proposal draws opposition of ex-Georgia officials
 A group of former state wildlife officials is taking aim at an executive order by Gov. Nathan Deal that would expand a controversial hunting practice. The head of the Georgia Wildlife Federation, joined by four retired high-ranking Department of Natural Resources leaders, warned that Deal’s April order involving hunting deer over bait...

Posted: 24 days ago

A group of former state wildlife officials is taking aim at an executive order by Gov. Nathan Deal that would expand a controversial hunting practice. The head of the Georgia Wildlife Federation, joined by four retired high-ranking Department of Natural Resources leaders, warned that Deal’s April order involving hunting deer over bait...