Thursday, July 29

Georgia

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Companies were fined $1 million after officials said a poultry plant leak that killed 6 employees was’entirely avoidable’

A liquid nitrogen leak at a poultry plant in Georgia killed six workers in January. Federal officials said Friday their deaths were "entirely avoidable" had the proper precautions been taken. Four companies have been fined a total of near $1 million in the incident. LoadingSomething is loading. Four companies have been fined a total of almost $...
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The fight to protect voting rights at the federal level is dead. But there’s still a glimmer of hope.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona's law that makes it harder to vote. Congress has stalled out on advancing legislation to protect voting rights. But while the fight for voting rights may have died on the federal level, there is still hope to drive out people and protect voting at the state level. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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Colorado’s top elections official calls out lies,’blatant abuse,’ and voter suppression being used by GOP officials’a tool to steal future elections’

For nearly a decade, Colorado has automatically mailed a ballot to every registered voter. Officials boast that the system is a "gold standard" for administering elections. But after 2020, the bipartisan consensus has begun to erode. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter look back at 75 years of marriage:’It’s a full partnership’

LoadingSomething is loading. On July 7, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary, where they will reflect on a remarkable life has taken them from rural Georgia and locales across the globe as a Naval family to the Governor's Mansion and ultimately the White House.Despite the whirlwind ...
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Trump suggests that Republicans might have been better off if Democrat Stacey Abrams was Georgia’s governor instead of Brian Kemp

Trump said that the GOP "might have been better" with Democrat Stacey Abrams as Georgia's governor. The former president continues to take digs at current Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Last year, Kemp rejected Trump's entreaties to overturn President Biden's win in Georgia. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Former President Donald Trump still has Georgia on his mind.After now-President Joe Biden narrowly won the state in last year's presidential race, Trump prodded Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to convene the conservative-led state legislature in order to overturn the results and pressured GOP Secretary of State Brad ...
25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.
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25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. ...
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia, Politics, voting bill

Georgia’s Secretary of State says more than 100,000 names will be removed from state’s voter record

Georgia said it's purging more than 100,000 names off its voter registration rolls. It's removing those who haven't voted in years or have moved. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said it's the first major cleaning of the records since 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that more than 100,000 names will be removed from the state's voter registration records. This mass removal, or voter "purge," mainly targeted those who filled out a change of address form (about 67,000) or had election mail returned (about 34,000), the AP reported. Voters can also be pu...