Maya T. Prabhu

Reporter

Maya Prabhu is a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Latest from Maya T. Prabhu

Georgia Senate approves adoption bill despite governor’s concerns
 The Georgia Senate passed a bill Thursday designed to unite more children with adopted families, moving forward despite Gov. Nathan Deal’s objections to legislative add-ons. Senators voted 40-13 for the adoption legislation, House Bill 159, which would make it easier and faster to adopt children and place more of the state&rsquo...

Posted: 3 hours ago

The Georgia Senate passed a bill Thursday designed to unite more children with adopted families, moving forward despite Gov. Nathan Deal’s objections to legislative add-ons. Senators voted 40-13 for the adoption legislation, House Bill 159, which would make it easier and faster to adopt children and place more of the state&rsquo...
AJC poll: Georgians support enticing Amazon to the state
 Georgians strongly support giving incentives worth more than $1 billion to Amazon if the company brings tens of thousands of jobs to the state, according to a new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The public’s support bolsters the state’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters, which could employ 50...

Posted: 5 days ago

Georgians strongly support giving incentives worth more than $1 billion to Amazon if the company brings tens of thousands of jobs to the state, according to a new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The public’s support bolsters the state’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters, which could employ 50...
Auditors task state with determining future of Georgia farmers markets
 An audit of the state’s farmers markets found that, other than the Atlanta Market, many are underused and more than half are losing money. Georgia Department of Agriculture officials, however, say auditors may be viewing the markets through a different lens than the one they use. “I think it depends on what your vision of a farmers...

Posted: 7 days ago

An audit of the state’s farmers markets found that, other than the Atlanta Market, many are underused and more than half are losing money. Georgia Department of Agriculture officials, however, say auditors may be viewing the markets through a different lens than the one they use. “I think it depends on what your vision of a farmers...
Georgia Legislature settles disagreement over short-term schedule
 The state Senate resolved an impasse Thursday over when the Georgia General Assembly will hold legislative sessions, agreeing on a short-term schedule after meeting four days this week. The General Assembly set a calendar for the first 11 business days of its 40-day legislative session, avoiding the possibility of a legislative session on...

Posted: 7 days ago

The state Senate resolved an impasse Thursday over when the Georgia General Assembly will hold legislative sessions, agreeing on a short-term schedule after meeting four days this week. The General Assembly set a calendar for the first 11 business days of its 40-day legislative session, avoiding the possibility of a legislative session on...
Georgia Legislative Black Caucus introduces its own hate crimes bills
 Saying a similar proposal introduced last week does not go far enough, members from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed legislation that would make it illegal to commit a “violent crime” against someone based on qualities such as their race, gender or sexual orientation. State Rep. Karen Bennett, D-Stone Mountain, and state...

Posted: 8 days ago

Saying a similar proposal introduced last week does not go far enough, members from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed legislation that would make it illegal to commit a “violent crime” against someone based on qualities such as their race, gender or sexual orientation. State Rep. Karen Bennett, D-Stone Mountain, and state...
Football outweighs business as Georgia opens legislative session
 It was more like a Georgia football pep rally than the start of this year’s legislative session Monday at the state Capitol. The state Senate adjourned for the day by “Calling the Dawgs.” House members watched a University of Georgia highlight reel from the chamber floor. House Speaker David Ralston waved a red...

Posted: 10 days ago

It was more like a Georgia football pep rally than the start of this year’s legislative session Monday at the state Capitol. The state Senate adjourned for the day by “Calling the Dawgs.” House members watched a University of Georgia highlight reel from the chamber floor. House Speaker David Ralston waved a red...
Will election year keep Ga. lawmakers away from controversial issues?
 Get ready for the return of tense religious freedom fights at the Georgia Capitol. Keep an eye on legislation to move Confederate monuments. And don’t forget gun control. Some of the state’s most contentious political topics are sidelined for now but could take center stage at a moment’s notice during the...

Posted: 11 days ago

Get ready for the return of tense religious freedom fights at the Georgia Capitol. Keep an eye on legislation to move Confederate monuments. And don’t forget gun control. Some of the state’s most contentious political topics are sidelined for now but could take center stage at a moment’s notice during the...
Top issues for the Georgia General Assembly in 2018
 The issue: Gov. Nathan Deal’s final state budget should top a record $26 billion, but there are plenty of questions, including the impact of federal tax changes approved by Congress and whether legislative leaders do more than talk about reducing Georgia’s income tax rate, something that has been debated for several...

Posted: 11 days ago

The issue: Gov. Nathan Deal’s final state budget should top a record $26 billion, but there are plenty of questions, including the impact of federal tax changes approved by Congress and whether legislative leaders do more than talk about reducing Georgia’s income tax rate, something that has been debated for several...
State, local governments closing early ahead of Monday’s game
 State and local government employees in metro Atlanta will head home early on Monday ahead of the national college football championship game between Georgia and Alabama at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday. Atlanta employees are asked to go home at 2:30 p.m., with Fulton County and state government employees...

Posted: 14 days ago

State and local government employees in metro Atlanta will head home early on Monday ahead of the national college football championship game between Georgia and Alabama at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday. Atlanta employees are asked to go home at 2:30 p.m., with Fulton County and state government employees...
Five newcomers to watch at the Georgia Capitol
 Ten freshmen enter the 236-member Georgia General Assembly this year after winning special elections. Though these newbies will have little political power, they’ll try to make their mark quickly because they all have to defend their seats during November’s regularly scheduled elections.  Seven of the newcomers are Democrats...

Posted: 14 days ago

Ten freshmen enter the 236-member Georgia General Assembly this year after winning special elections. Though these newbies will have little political power, they’ll try to make their mark quickly because they all have to defend their seats during November’s regularly scheduled elections.  Seven of the newcomers are Democrats...
Follow this year’s Georgia Legislature
 Use the secretary of state’s poll locator service to identify your House and Senate districts and who represents you: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do. The General Assembly’s home page (www.legis.ga.gov) links to House and Senate members by name and district. The directory lists the legislator’s office phone and email...

Posted: 14 days ago

Use the secretary of state’s poll locator service to identify your House and Senate districts and who represents you: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do. The General Assembly’s home page (www.legis.ga.gov) links to House and Senate members by name and district. The directory lists the legislator’s office phone and email...





Maya T. Prabhu

Reporter

Maya Prabhu is a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Latest from Maya T. Prabhu

Georgia Senate approves adoption bill despite governor’s concerns
 The Georgia Senate passed a bill Thursday designed to unite more children with adopted families, moving forward despite Gov. Nathan Deal’s objections to legislative add-ons. Senators voted 40-13 for the adoption legislation, House Bill 159, which would make it easier and faster to adopt children and place more of the state&rsquo...

Posted: 3 hours ago

The Georgia Senate passed a bill Thursday designed to unite more children with adopted families, moving forward despite Gov. Nathan Deal’s objections to legislative add-ons. Senators voted 40-13 for the adoption legislation, House Bill 159, which would make it easier and faster to adopt children and place more of the state&rsquo...
AJC poll: Georgians support enticing Amazon to the state
 Georgians strongly support giving incentives worth more than $1 billion to Amazon if the company brings tens of thousands of jobs to the state, according to a new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The public’s support bolsters the state’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters, which could employ 50...

Posted: 5 days ago

Georgians strongly support giving incentives worth more than $1 billion to Amazon if the company brings tens of thousands of jobs to the state, according to a new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The public’s support bolsters the state’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters, which could employ 50...
Auditors task state with determining future of Georgia farmers markets
 An audit of the state’s farmers markets found that, other than the Atlanta Market, many are underused and more than half are losing money. Georgia Department of Agriculture officials, however, say auditors may be viewing the markets through a different lens than the one they use. “I think it depends on what your vision of a farmers...

Posted: 7 days ago

An audit of the state’s farmers markets found that, other than the Atlanta Market, many are underused and more than half are losing money. Georgia Department of Agriculture officials, however, say auditors may be viewing the markets through a different lens than the one they use. “I think it depends on what your vision of a farmers...
Georgia Legislature settles disagreement over short-term schedule
 The state Senate resolved an impasse Thursday over when the Georgia General Assembly will hold legislative sessions, agreeing on a short-term schedule after meeting four days this week. The General Assembly set a calendar for the first 11 business days of its 40-day legislative session, avoiding the possibility of a legislative session on...

Posted: 7 days ago

The state Senate resolved an impasse Thursday over when the Georgia General Assembly will hold legislative sessions, agreeing on a short-term schedule after meeting four days this week. The General Assembly set a calendar for the first 11 business days of its 40-day legislative session, avoiding the possibility of a legislative session on...
Georgia Legislative Black Caucus introduces its own hate crimes bills
 Saying a similar proposal introduced last week does not go far enough, members from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed legislation that would make it illegal to commit a “violent crime” against someone based on qualities such as their race, gender or sexual orientation. State Rep. Karen Bennett, D-Stone Mountain, and state...

Posted: 8 days ago

Saying a similar proposal introduced last week does not go far enough, members from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed legislation that would make it illegal to commit a “violent crime” against someone based on qualities such as their race, gender or sexual orientation. State Rep. Karen Bennett, D-Stone Mountain, and state...
Football outweighs business as Georgia opens legislative session
 It was more like a Georgia football pep rally than the start of this year’s legislative session Monday at the state Capitol. The state Senate adjourned for the day by “Calling the Dawgs.” House members watched a University of Georgia highlight reel from the chamber floor. House Speaker David Ralston waved a red...

Posted: 10 days ago

It was more like a Georgia football pep rally than the start of this year’s legislative session Monday at the state Capitol. The state Senate adjourned for the day by “Calling the Dawgs.” House members watched a University of Georgia highlight reel from the chamber floor. House Speaker David Ralston waved a red...
Will election year keep Ga. lawmakers away from controversial issues?
 Get ready for the return of tense religious freedom fights at the Georgia Capitol. Keep an eye on legislation to move Confederate monuments. And don’t forget gun control. Some of the state’s most contentious political topics are sidelined for now but could take center stage at a moment’s notice during the...

Posted: 11 days ago

Get ready for the return of tense religious freedom fights at the Georgia Capitol. Keep an eye on legislation to move Confederate monuments. And don’t forget gun control. Some of the state’s most contentious political topics are sidelined for now but could take center stage at a moment’s notice during the...
Top issues for the Georgia General Assembly in 2018
 The issue: Gov. Nathan Deal’s final state budget should top a record $26 billion, but there are plenty of questions, including the impact of federal tax changes approved by Congress and whether legislative leaders do more than talk about reducing Georgia’s income tax rate, something that has been debated for several...

Posted: 11 days ago

The issue: Gov. Nathan Deal’s final state budget should top a record $26 billion, but there are plenty of questions, including the impact of federal tax changes approved by Congress and whether legislative leaders do more than talk about reducing Georgia’s income tax rate, something that has been debated for several...
State, local governments closing early ahead of Monday’s game
 State and local government employees in metro Atlanta will head home early on Monday ahead of the national college football championship game between Georgia and Alabama at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday. Atlanta employees are asked to go home at 2:30 p.m., with Fulton County and state government employees...

Posted: 14 days ago

State and local government employees in metro Atlanta will head home early on Monday ahead of the national college football championship game between Georgia and Alabama at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday. Atlanta employees are asked to go home at 2:30 p.m., with Fulton County and state government employees...
Five newcomers to watch at the Georgia Capitol
 Ten freshmen enter the 236-member Georgia General Assembly this year after winning special elections. Though these newbies will have little political power, they’ll try to make their mark quickly because they all have to defend their seats during November’s regularly scheduled elections.  Seven of the newcomers are Democrats...

Posted: 14 days ago

Ten freshmen enter the 236-member Georgia General Assembly this year after winning special elections. Though these newbies will have little political power, they’ll try to make their mark quickly because they all have to defend their seats during November’s regularly scheduled elections.  Seven of the newcomers are Democrats...
Follow this year’s Georgia Legislature
 Use the secretary of state’s poll locator service to identify your House and Senate districts and who represents you: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do. The General Assembly’s home page (www.legis.ga.gov) links to House and Senate members by name and district. The directory lists the legislator’s office phone and email...

Posted: 14 days ago

Use the secretary of state’s poll locator service to identify your House and Senate districts and who represents you: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do. The General Assembly’s home page (www.legis.ga.gov) links to House and Senate members by name and district. The directory lists the legislator’s office phone and email...





Maya T. Prabhu

Reporter

Maya Prabhu is a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Latest from Maya T. Prabhu

Georgia Senate approves adoption bill despite governor’s concerns
 The Georgia Senate passed a bill Thursday designed to unite more children with adopted families, moving forward despite Gov. Nathan Deal’s objections to legislative add-ons. Senators voted 40-13 for the adoption legislation, House Bill 159, which would make it easier and faster to adopt children and place more of the state&rsquo...

Posted: 3 hours ago

The Georgia Senate passed a bill Thursday designed to unite more children with adopted families, moving forward despite Gov. Nathan Deal’s objections to legislative add-ons. Senators voted 40-13 for the adoption legislation, House Bill 159, which would make it easier and faster to adopt children and place more of the state&rsquo...
AJC poll: Georgians support enticing Amazon to the state
 Georgians strongly support giving incentives worth more than $1 billion to Amazon if the company brings tens of thousands of jobs to the state, according to a new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The public’s support bolsters the state’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters, which could employ 50...

Posted: 5 days ago

Georgians strongly support giving incentives worth more than $1 billion to Amazon if the company brings tens of thousands of jobs to the state, according to a new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The public’s support bolsters the state’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters, which could employ 50...
Auditors task state with determining future of Georgia farmers markets
 An audit of the state’s farmers markets found that, other than the Atlanta Market, many are underused and more than half are losing money. Georgia Department of Agriculture officials, however, say auditors may be viewing the markets through a different lens than the one they use. “I think it depends on what your vision of a farmers...

Posted: 7 days ago

An audit of the state’s farmers markets found that, other than the Atlanta Market, many are underused and more than half are losing money. Georgia Department of Agriculture officials, however, say auditors may be viewing the markets through a different lens than the one they use. “I think it depends on what your vision of a farmers...
Georgia Legislature settles disagreement over short-term schedule
 The state Senate resolved an impasse Thursday over when the Georgia General Assembly will hold legislative sessions, agreeing on a short-term schedule after meeting four days this week. The General Assembly set a calendar for the first 11 business days of its 40-day legislative session, avoiding the possibility of a legislative session on...

Posted: 7 days ago

The state Senate resolved an impasse Thursday over when the Georgia General Assembly will hold legislative sessions, agreeing on a short-term schedule after meeting four days this week. The General Assembly set a calendar for the first 11 business days of its 40-day legislative session, avoiding the possibility of a legislative session on...
Georgia Legislative Black Caucus introduces its own hate crimes bills
 Saying a similar proposal introduced last week does not go far enough, members from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed legislation that would make it illegal to commit a “violent crime” against someone based on qualities such as their race, gender or sexual orientation. State Rep. Karen Bennett, D-Stone Mountain, and state...

Posted: 8 days ago

Saying a similar proposal introduced last week does not go far enough, members from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed legislation that would make it illegal to commit a “violent crime” against someone based on qualities such as their race, gender or sexual orientation. State Rep. Karen Bennett, D-Stone Mountain, and state...
Football outweighs business as Georgia opens legislative session
 It was more like a Georgia football pep rally than the start of this year’s legislative session Monday at the state Capitol. The state Senate adjourned for the day by “Calling the Dawgs.” House members watched a University of Georgia highlight reel from the chamber floor. House Speaker David Ralston waved a red...

Posted: 10 days ago

It was more like a Georgia football pep rally than the start of this year’s legislative session Monday at the state Capitol. The state Senate adjourned for the day by “Calling the Dawgs.” House members watched a University of Georgia highlight reel from the chamber floor. House Speaker David Ralston waved a red...
Will election year keep Ga. lawmakers away from controversial issues?
 Get ready for the return of tense religious freedom fights at the Georgia Capitol. Keep an eye on legislation to move Confederate monuments. And don’t forget gun control. Some of the state’s most contentious political topics are sidelined for now but could take center stage at a moment’s notice during the...

Posted: 11 days ago

Get ready for the return of tense religious freedom fights at the Georgia Capitol. Keep an eye on legislation to move Confederate monuments. And don’t forget gun control. Some of the state’s most contentious political topics are sidelined for now but could take center stage at a moment’s notice during the...
Top issues for the Georgia General Assembly in 2018
 The issue: Gov. Nathan Deal’s final state budget should top a record $26 billion, but there are plenty of questions, including the impact of federal tax changes approved by Congress and whether legislative leaders do more than talk about reducing Georgia’s income tax rate, something that has been debated for several...

Posted: 11 days ago

The issue: Gov. Nathan Deal’s final state budget should top a record $26 billion, but there are plenty of questions, including the impact of federal tax changes approved by Congress and whether legislative leaders do more than talk about reducing Georgia’s income tax rate, something that has been debated for several...
State, local governments closing early ahead of Monday’s game
 State and local government employees in metro Atlanta will head home early on Monday ahead of the national college football championship game between Georgia and Alabama at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday. Atlanta employees are asked to go home at 2:30 p.m., with Fulton County and state government employees...

Posted: 14 days ago

State and local government employees in metro Atlanta will head home early on Monday ahead of the national college football championship game between Georgia and Alabama at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday. Atlanta employees are asked to go home at 2:30 p.m., with Fulton County and state government employees...
Five newcomers to watch at the Georgia Capitol
 Ten freshmen enter the 236-member Georgia General Assembly this year after winning special elections. Though these newbies will have little political power, they’ll try to make their mark quickly because they all have to defend their seats during November’s regularly scheduled elections.  Seven of the newcomers are Democrats...

Posted: 14 days ago

Ten freshmen enter the 236-member Georgia General Assembly this year after winning special elections. Though these newbies will have little political power, they’ll try to make their mark quickly because they all have to defend their seats during November’s regularly scheduled elections.  Seven of the newcomers are Democrats...
Follow this year’s Georgia Legislature
 Use the secretary of state’s poll locator service to identify your House and Senate districts and who represents you: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do. The General Assembly’s home page (www.legis.ga.gov) links to House and Senate members by name and district. The directory lists the legislator’s office phone and email...

Posted: 14 days ago

Use the secretary of state’s poll locator service to identify your House and Senate districts and who represents you: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do. The General Assembly’s home page (www.legis.ga.gov) links to House and Senate members by name and district. The directory lists the legislator’s office phone and email...