Maya T. Prabhu

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Maya Prabhu is a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Top Georgia Senate Democrat faces first primary challenger in 16 years
 The leader of the Georgia Senate’s Democratic caucus is facing his first primary challenger since being elected in 2002, and his opponent says it’s time for a changing of the guard. Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson, D-Stone Mountain, has served for 24 years in the chamber, first spending eight years there before leaving in...

Posted: 3 days ago

The leader of the Georgia Senate’s Democratic caucus is facing his first primary challenger since being elected in 2002, and his opponent says it’s time for a changing of the guard. Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson, D-Stone Mountain, has served for 24 years in the chamber, first spending eight years there before leaving in...
Here’s a look at key contests in Georgia primary
 Georgia holds a statewide primary election Tuesday with seats for Congress on down to the state Legislature up for grabs. Here are the biggest races to watch come Election Day, as well as how to pick a ballot, confirm your polling location and know when Georgia would hold runoffs in races where no candidate gets a majority: It’s a crowded...

Posted: 4 days ago

Georgia holds a statewide primary election Tuesday with seats for Congress on down to the state Legislature up for grabs. Here are the biggest races to watch come Election Day, as well as how to pick a ballot, confirm your polling location and know when Georgia would hold runoffs in races where no candidate gets a majority: It’s a crowded...
Here’s a look at key contests in Georgia primary
 By Mark Niesse and Maya T. Prabhu - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia holds a statewide primary election Tuesday with seats for Congress on down to the state Legislature up for grabs. Here are the biggest races to watch come Election Day, as well as how to pick a ballot, confirm your polling location and know when Georgia...

Posted: 4 days ago

By Mark Niesse and Maya T. Prabhu - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia holds a statewide primary election Tuesday with seats for Congress on down to the state Legislature up for grabs. Here are the biggest races to watch come Election Day, as well as how to pick a ballot, confirm your polling location and know when Georgia...
Backers hope sports gambling ruling clears path for casinos in Georgia
 A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday that struck down a federal law limiting sports gambling could help bolster efforts in Georgia to bring in casinos and regulate daily fantasy sports in the state. The Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to prohibit some states from allowing betting on sports, clearing the way for states that...

Posted: 5 days ago

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday that struck down a federal law limiting sports gambling could help bolster efforts in Georgia to bring in casinos and regulate daily fantasy sports in the state. The Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to prohibit some states from allowing betting on sports, clearing the way for states that...
David Shafer’s truthfulness questioned during GOP lieutenant governor debate
 State Sen. David Shafer, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, was the target of some pointed accusations from his opponents during an Atlanta Press Club debate, with one questioning his honesty.  “David, you seem to have a problem with the truth,” said former state Rep. Geoff Duncan, a Cumming Republican. &ldquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

State Sen. David Shafer, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, was the target of some pointed accusations from his opponents during an Atlanta Press Club debate, with one questioning his honesty.  “David, you seem to have a problem with the truth,” said former state Rep. Geoff Duncan, a Cumming Republican. &ldquo...
Georgia lieutenant governor’s race draws political veterans, newcomers
 With Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s eyes set on the Governor’s Mansion, five candidates — some veteran lawmakers and others political newcomers — are hoping to be the next to hold the state’s second-highest office. Three Republicans and two Democrats will be on primary election ballots, each hoping to secure enough votes...

Posted: 10 days ago

With Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s eyes set on the Governor’s Mansion, five candidates — some veteran lawmakers and others political newcomers — are hoping to be the next to hold the state’s second-highest office. Three Republicans and two Democrats will be on primary election ballots, each hoping to secure enough votes...
Locals can decide to sell alcohol earlier on Sundays
 Boozy morning brunches just got one step closer to becoming a reality for Georgia residents. Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday signed legislation that allows voters to decide to sell alcohol earlier in restaurants and wineries on Sundays. The “brunch bill,” Senate Bill 17, lets cities and counties ask local residents if alcohol...

Posted: 11 days ago

Boozy morning brunches just got one step closer to becoming a reality for Georgia residents. Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday signed legislation that allows voters to decide to sell alcohol earlier in restaurants and wineries on Sundays. The “brunch bill,” Senate Bill 17, lets cities and counties ask local residents if alcohol...
Georgia Democrats vie for chance to unseat GOP labor commissioner
 Two Democrats will face off this month for the chance to challenge longtime Republican state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. Former Georgia State professor Richard Keatley — who also was one of many who sought the vacated 6th Congressional District seat last year — and Fred Quinn, who recently worked for the Federal...

Posted: 12 days ago

Two Democrats will face off this month for the chance to challenge longtime Republican state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. Former Georgia State professor Richard Keatley — who also was one of many who sought the vacated 6th Congressional District seat last year — and Fred Quinn, who recently worked for the Federal...
Georgia governor signs bail overhaul into law
 Gov. Nathan Deal reflected Monday on his years-long goal to overhaul the state’s criminal justice system before signing legislation that allows judges to avoid requiring poor defendants charged with nonviolent crimes to pay a cash bail. “We have made the lives of many people much better,” Deal, in his last year in office...

Posted: 13 days ago

Gov. Nathan Deal reflected Monday on his years-long goal to overhaul the state’s criminal justice system before signing legislation that allows judges to avoid requiring poor defendants charged with nonviolent crimes to pay a cash bail. “We have made the lives of many people much better,” Deal, in his last year in office...
Evans sees her rise from poverty as part of winning Democratic formula
 At campaign events, gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Evans talks of being 12 and seeing her stepfather beat her mother in the backyard of their home in Ringgold. “I had seen domestic violence before, but this felt much more intense and violent to me,” she said. “And so I picked up the phone and called the police. Because that&rsquo...

Posted: 16 days ago

At campaign events, gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Evans talks of being 12 and seeing her stepfather beat her mother in the backyard of their home in Ringgold. “I had seen domestic violence before, but this felt much more intense and violent to me,” she said. “And so I picked up the phone and called the police. Because that&rsquo...
National attention helps fuel Democrat Abrams’ bid for governor
 Stacey Abrams’ campaign for governor has brought high-profile Democrats and celebrities to Georgia, such as former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and actor Tracee Ellis Ross. She’s been featured in national publications and television shows, all touting the history that would be made if she is elected governor &mdash...

Posted: 17 days ago

Stacey Abrams’ campaign for governor has brought high-profile Democrats and celebrities to Georgia, such as former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and actor Tracee Ellis Ross. She’s been featured in national publications and television shows, all touting the history that would be made if she is elected governor &mdash...