Maya T. Prabhu

Reporter

Maya T. Prabhu joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2017 to cover Georgia politics and government, with a focus on the environment, criminal justice and social issues. She previously reported for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., where she also worked as a Statehouse reporter. Before that she wrote for newspapers and online news organizations in South Carolina and Maryland. Raised in northern Virginia, Maya received her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Latest from Maya T. Prabhu

Coastal Georgia projects on annual list of ‘dirty dozen’ water threats
 Two coastal Georgia projects made the list of “dirty dozen” proposals and policies that environmentalists say could harm the state’s waterways. The Georgia Water Coalition included a proposed commercial rocket launchpad in Camden County and development of luxury homes on Sea Island on the list of 12 issues water advocates...

Posted: 6 days ago

Two coastal Georgia projects made the list of “dirty dozen” proposals and policies that environmentalists say could harm the state’s waterways. The Georgia Water Coalition included a proposed commercial rocket launchpad in Camden County and development of luxury homes on Sea Island on the list of 12 issues water advocates...
Georgia Senate to look into arrest of lawmaker during Capitol protest
 Holding back tears, Nikema Williams stood in the well of the Georgia Senate a day after being arrested during a protest under the Gold Dome. “When I woke up yesterday morning and got my 3-year-old son ready for daycare and took him and dropped him off, it was not my intent for him to hear ‘Senator Nikema Williams was...

Posted: 6 days ago

Holding back tears, Nikema Williams stood in the well of the Georgia Senate a day after being arrested during a protest under the Gold Dome. “When I woke up yesterday morning and got my 3-year-old son ready for daycare and took him and dropped him off, it was not my intent for him to hear ‘Senator Nikema Williams was...
Georgia state senator, protesters arrested at Capitol while demanding ‘every vote count’
 A first-term Atlanta senator was among more than a dozen demonstrators who were arrested during a protest in the state Capitol. State Sen. Nikema Williams, D-Atlanta, said she was standing with her constituents when officers led her out of the Capitol rotunda and placed plastic restraints on her wrists. “I was not yelling. I was not...

Posted: 7 days ago

A first-term Atlanta senator was among more than a dozen demonstrators who were arrested during a protest in the state Capitol. State Sen. Nikema Williams, D-Atlanta, said she was standing with her constituents when officers led her out of the Capitol rotunda and placed plastic restraints on her wrists. “I was not yelling. I was not...
Georgia governor calls lawmakers back to Atlanta for special session
 Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday formally called on lawmakers to return to Atlanta next week for a special legislative session to aid hurricane-beaten South Georgia. Deal asked lawmakers to return to the Capitol on Tuesday. State offices are closed Monday to observe Veterans Day. “Many of Georgia’s communities were severely impacted...

Posted: 11 days ago

Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday formally called on lawmakers to return to Atlanta next week for a special legislative session to aid hurricane-beaten South Georgia. Deal asked lawmakers to return to the Capitol on Tuesday. State offices are closed Monday to observe Veterans Day. “Many of Georgia’s communities were severely impacted...
Donald Trump tells Georgia to ‘move on’ after election
 President Donald Trump weighed in on the ongoing saga of Georgia’s gubernatorial election on Friday, saying the state should “move on” and sarcastically implied Russia should be blamed for ballots still being counted. Republican Brian Kemp, who hosted Trump for a campaign rally in the final days of the campaign...

Posted: 11 days ago

President Donald Trump weighed in on the ongoing saga of Georgia’s gubernatorial election on Friday, saying the state should “move on” and sarcastically implied Russia should be blamed for ballots still being counted. Republican Brian Kemp, who hosted Trump for a campaign rally in the final days of the campaign...
ELECTION COVERAGE: Midterm voter turnout surges in Georgia


Georgians voted at near presidential election rates on Tuesday. 
About 57 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the race to determine Georgia’s next governor, lieutenant governor and several legislative and congressional races.

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgians voted at near presidential election rates on Tuesday.  About 57 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the race to determine Georgia’s next governor, lieutenant governor and several legislative and congressional races.
Two Georgia down-ballot races appear headed to runoffs
 Georgians appear to be headed back to the polls next month to choose the next secretary of state and a member of the state’s Public Service Commission. Neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow received more than half of the vote Tuesday, according to unofficial results on the Secretary of State Office’s website...

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgians appear to be headed back to the polls next month to choose the next secretary of state and a member of the state’s Public Service Commission. Neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow received more than half of the vote Tuesday, according to unofficial results on the Secretary of State Office’s website...
Georgia’s secretary of state race likely headed for runoff
 Georgia’s secretary of state race appeared to be poised for a runoff, with neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow receiving more than half of Tuesday’s vote.  With less than 2 percent of the vote outstanding, Raffensperger had a slight lead over Barrow, though both were just short of the necessary...

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgia’s secretary of state race appeared to be poised for a runoff, with neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow receiving more than half of Tuesday’s vote.  With less than 2 percent of the vote outstanding, Raffensperger had a slight lead over Barrow, though both were just short of the necessary...
Republican Geoff Duncan clinches Georgia’s No. 2 spot
 Republican Geoff Duncan will be Georgia’s next lieutenant governor. The former state representative defeated Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico. According to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s office, Duncan won by about 5 percentage points, holding off the first-time political candidate and Marietta business...

Posted: 13 days ago

Republican Geoff Duncan will be Georgia’s next lieutenant governor. The former state representative defeated Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico. According to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s office, Duncan won by about 5 percentage points, holding off the first-time political candidate and Marietta business...
Down-ballot results look promising for GOP candidates
 Technical issues with voting machines delayed results for the state’s elections on Tuesday, with several precincts having to stay open later than the mandated closing time. Some precincts were expected to stay open at least two hours later than the scheduled closing time, and those who got in line before polls closed still would be...

Posted: 14 days ago

Technical issues with voting machines delayed results for the state’s elections on Tuesday, with several precincts having to stay open later than the mandated closing time. Some precincts were expected to stay open at least two hours later than the scheduled closing time, and those who got in line before polls closed still would be...
Georgians in dozens of cities, counties to vote on early boozy brunch
 As Georgians head to the polls Tuesday to choose their next governor, residents in 87 cities and counties across the state will also decide whether they want to start their boozy brunches earlier on Sundays. The General Assembly earlier this year passed a law, known as the “brunch bill,” that left it up to local residents to decide...

Posted: 15 days ago

As Georgians head to the polls Tuesday to choose their next governor, residents in 87 cities and counties across the state will also decide whether they want to start their boozy brunches earlier on Sundays. The General Assembly earlier this year passed a law, known as the “brunch bill,” that left it up to local residents to decide...





Maya T. Prabhu

Reporter

Maya T. Prabhu joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2017 to cover Georgia politics and government, with a focus on the environment, criminal justice and social issues. She previously reported for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., where she also worked as a Statehouse reporter. Before that she wrote for newspapers and online news organizations in South Carolina and Maryland. Raised in northern Virginia, Maya received her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Latest from Maya T. Prabhu

Coastal Georgia projects on annual list of ‘dirty dozen’ water threats
 Two coastal Georgia projects made the list of “dirty dozen” proposals and policies that environmentalists say could harm the state’s waterways. The Georgia Water Coalition included a proposed commercial rocket launchpad in Camden County and development of luxury homes on Sea Island on the list of 12 issues water advocates...

Posted: 6 days ago

Two coastal Georgia projects made the list of “dirty dozen” proposals and policies that environmentalists say could harm the state’s waterways. The Georgia Water Coalition included a proposed commercial rocket launchpad in Camden County and development of luxury homes on Sea Island on the list of 12 issues water advocates...
Georgia Senate to look into arrest of lawmaker during Capitol protest
 Holding back tears, Nikema Williams stood in the well of the Georgia Senate a day after being arrested during a protest under the Gold Dome. “When I woke up yesterday morning and got my 3-year-old son ready for daycare and took him and dropped him off, it was not my intent for him to hear ‘Senator Nikema Williams was...

Posted: 6 days ago

Holding back tears, Nikema Williams stood in the well of the Georgia Senate a day after being arrested during a protest under the Gold Dome. “When I woke up yesterday morning and got my 3-year-old son ready for daycare and took him and dropped him off, it was not my intent for him to hear ‘Senator Nikema Williams was...
Georgia state senator, protesters arrested at Capitol while demanding ‘every vote count’
 A first-term Atlanta senator was among more than a dozen demonstrators who were arrested during a protest in the state Capitol. State Sen. Nikema Williams, D-Atlanta, said she was standing with her constituents when officers led her out of the Capitol rotunda and placed plastic restraints on her wrists. “I was not yelling. I was not...

Posted: 7 days ago

A first-term Atlanta senator was among more than a dozen demonstrators who were arrested during a protest in the state Capitol. State Sen. Nikema Williams, D-Atlanta, said she was standing with her constituents when officers led her out of the Capitol rotunda and placed plastic restraints on her wrists. “I was not yelling. I was not...
Georgia governor calls lawmakers back to Atlanta for special session
 Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday formally called on lawmakers to return to Atlanta next week for a special legislative session to aid hurricane-beaten South Georgia. Deal asked lawmakers to return to the Capitol on Tuesday. State offices are closed Monday to observe Veterans Day. “Many of Georgia’s communities were severely impacted...

Posted: 11 days ago

Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday formally called on lawmakers to return to Atlanta next week for a special legislative session to aid hurricane-beaten South Georgia. Deal asked lawmakers to return to the Capitol on Tuesday. State offices are closed Monday to observe Veterans Day. “Many of Georgia’s communities were severely impacted...
Donald Trump tells Georgia to ‘move on’ after election
 President Donald Trump weighed in on the ongoing saga of Georgia’s gubernatorial election on Friday, saying the state should “move on” and sarcastically implied Russia should be blamed for ballots still being counted. Republican Brian Kemp, who hosted Trump for a campaign rally in the final days of the campaign...

Posted: 11 days ago

President Donald Trump weighed in on the ongoing saga of Georgia’s gubernatorial election on Friday, saying the state should “move on” and sarcastically implied Russia should be blamed for ballots still being counted. Republican Brian Kemp, who hosted Trump for a campaign rally in the final days of the campaign...
ELECTION COVERAGE: Midterm voter turnout surges in Georgia


Georgians voted at near presidential election rates on Tuesday. 
About 57 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the race to determine Georgia’s next governor, lieutenant governor and several legislative and congressional races.

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgians voted at near presidential election rates on Tuesday.  About 57 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the race to determine Georgia’s next governor, lieutenant governor and several legislative and congressional races.
Two Georgia down-ballot races appear headed to runoffs
 Georgians appear to be headed back to the polls next month to choose the next secretary of state and a member of the state’s Public Service Commission. Neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow received more than half of the vote Tuesday, according to unofficial results on the Secretary of State Office’s website...

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgians appear to be headed back to the polls next month to choose the next secretary of state and a member of the state’s Public Service Commission. Neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow received more than half of the vote Tuesday, according to unofficial results on the Secretary of State Office’s website...
Georgia’s secretary of state race likely headed for runoff
 Georgia’s secretary of state race appeared to be poised for a runoff, with neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow receiving more than half of Tuesday’s vote.  With less than 2 percent of the vote outstanding, Raffensperger had a slight lead over Barrow, though both were just short of the necessary...

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgia’s secretary of state race appeared to be poised for a runoff, with neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow receiving more than half of Tuesday’s vote.  With less than 2 percent of the vote outstanding, Raffensperger had a slight lead over Barrow, though both were just short of the necessary...
Republican Geoff Duncan clinches Georgia’s No. 2 spot
 Republican Geoff Duncan will be Georgia’s next lieutenant governor. The former state representative defeated Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico. According to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s office, Duncan won by about 5 percentage points, holding off the first-time political candidate and Marietta business...

Posted: 13 days ago

Republican Geoff Duncan will be Georgia’s next lieutenant governor. The former state representative defeated Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico. According to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s office, Duncan won by about 5 percentage points, holding off the first-time political candidate and Marietta business...
Down-ballot results look promising for GOP candidates
 Technical issues with voting machines delayed results for the state’s elections on Tuesday, with several precincts having to stay open later than the mandated closing time. Some precincts were expected to stay open at least two hours later than the scheduled closing time, and those who got in line before polls closed still would be...

Posted: 14 days ago

Technical issues with voting machines delayed results for the state’s elections on Tuesday, with several precincts having to stay open later than the mandated closing time. Some precincts were expected to stay open at least two hours later than the scheduled closing time, and those who got in line before polls closed still would be...
Georgians in dozens of cities, counties to vote on early boozy brunch
 As Georgians head to the polls Tuesday to choose their next governor, residents in 87 cities and counties across the state will also decide whether they want to start their boozy brunches earlier on Sundays. The General Assembly earlier this year passed a law, known as the “brunch bill,” that left it up to local residents to decide...

Posted: 15 days ago

As Georgians head to the polls Tuesday to choose their next governor, residents in 87 cities and counties across the state will also decide whether they want to start their boozy brunches earlier on Sundays. The General Assembly earlier this year passed a law, known as the “brunch bill,” that left it up to local residents to decide...





Maya T. Prabhu

Reporter

Maya T. Prabhu joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2017 to cover Georgia politics and government, with a focus on the environment, criminal justice and social issues. She previously reported for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., where she also worked as a Statehouse reporter. Before that she wrote for newspapers and online news organizations in South Carolina and Maryland. Raised in northern Virginia, Maya received her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Latest from Maya T. Prabhu

Coastal Georgia projects on annual list of ‘dirty dozen’ water threats
 Two coastal Georgia projects made the list of “dirty dozen” proposals and policies that environmentalists say could harm the state’s waterways. The Georgia Water Coalition included a proposed commercial rocket launchpad in Camden County and development of luxury homes on Sea Island on the list of 12 issues water advocates...

Posted: 6 days ago

Two coastal Georgia projects made the list of “dirty dozen” proposals and policies that environmentalists say could harm the state’s waterways. The Georgia Water Coalition included a proposed commercial rocket launchpad in Camden County and development of luxury homes on Sea Island on the list of 12 issues water advocates...
Georgia Senate to look into arrest of lawmaker during Capitol protest
 Holding back tears, Nikema Williams stood in the well of the Georgia Senate a day after being arrested during a protest under the Gold Dome. “When I woke up yesterday morning and got my 3-year-old son ready for daycare and took him and dropped him off, it was not my intent for him to hear ‘Senator Nikema Williams was...

Posted: 6 days ago

Holding back tears, Nikema Williams stood in the well of the Georgia Senate a day after being arrested during a protest under the Gold Dome. “When I woke up yesterday morning and got my 3-year-old son ready for daycare and took him and dropped him off, it was not my intent for him to hear ‘Senator Nikema Williams was...
Georgia state senator, protesters arrested at Capitol while demanding ‘every vote count’
 A first-term Atlanta senator was among more than a dozen demonstrators who were arrested during a protest in the state Capitol. State Sen. Nikema Williams, D-Atlanta, said she was standing with her constituents when officers led her out of the Capitol rotunda and placed plastic restraints on her wrists. “I was not yelling. I was not...

Posted: 7 days ago

A first-term Atlanta senator was among more than a dozen demonstrators who were arrested during a protest in the state Capitol. State Sen. Nikema Williams, D-Atlanta, said she was standing with her constituents when officers led her out of the Capitol rotunda and placed plastic restraints on her wrists. “I was not yelling. I was not...
Georgia governor calls lawmakers back to Atlanta for special session
 Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday formally called on lawmakers to return to Atlanta next week for a special legislative session to aid hurricane-beaten South Georgia. Deal asked lawmakers to return to the Capitol on Tuesday. State offices are closed Monday to observe Veterans Day. “Many of Georgia’s communities were severely impacted...

Posted: 11 days ago

Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday formally called on lawmakers to return to Atlanta next week for a special legislative session to aid hurricane-beaten South Georgia. Deal asked lawmakers to return to the Capitol on Tuesday. State offices are closed Monday to observe Veterans Day. “Many of Georgia’s communities were severely impacted...
Donald Trump tells Georgia to ‘move on’ after election
 President Donald Trump weighed in on the ongoing saga of Georgia’s gubernatorial election on Friday, saying the state should “move on” and sarcastically implied Russia should be blamed for ballots still being counted. Republican Brian Kemp, who hosted Trump for a campaign rally in the final days of the campaign...

Posted: 11 days ago

President Donald Trump weighed in on the ongoing saga of Georgia’s gubernatorial election on Friday, saying the state should “move on” and sarcastically implied Russia should be blamed for ballots still being counted. Republican Brian Kemp, who hosted Trump for a campaign rally in the final days of the campaign...
ELECTION COVERAGE: Midterm voter turnout surges in Georgia


Georgians voted at near presidential election rates on Tuesday. 
About 57 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the race to determine Georgia’s next governor, lieutenant governor and several legislative and congressional races.

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgians voted at near presidential election rates on Tuesday.  About 57 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the race to determine Georgia’s next governor, lieutenant governor and several legislative and congressional races.
Two Georgia down-ballot races appear headed to runoffs
 Georgians appear to be headed back to the polls next month to choose the next secretary of state and a member of the state’s Public Service Commission. Neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow received more than half of the vote Tuesday, according to unofficial results on the Secretary of State Office’s website...

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgians appear to be headed back to the polls next month to choose the next secretary of state and a member of the state’s Public Service Commission. Neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow received more than half of the vote Tuesday, according to unofficial results on the Secretary of State Office’s website...
Georgia’s secretary of state race likely headed for runoff
 Georgia’s secretary of state race appeared to be poised for a runoff, with neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow receiving more than half of Tuesday’s vote.  With less than 2 percent of the vote outstanding, Raffensperger had a slight lead over Barrow, though both were just short of the necessary...

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgia’s secretary of state race appeared to be poised for a runoff, with neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow receiving more than half of Tuesday’s vote.  With less than 2 percent of the vote outstanding, Raffensperger had a slight lead over Barrow, though both were just short of the necessary...
Republican Geoff Duncan clinches Georgia’s No. 2 spot
 Republican Geoff Duncan will be Georgia’s next lieutenant governor. The former state representative defeated Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico. According to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s office, Duncan won by about 5 percentage points, holding off the first-time political candidate and Marietta business...

Posted: 13 days ago

Republican Geoff Duncan will be Georgia’s next lieutenant governor. The former state representative defeated Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico. According to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s office, Duncan won by about 5 percentage points, holding off the first-time political candidate and Marietta business...
Down-ballot results look promising for GOP candidates
 Technical issues with voting machines delayed results for the state’s elections on Tuesday, with several precincts having to stay open later than the mandated closing time. Some precincts were expected to stay open at least two hours later than the scheduled closing time, and those who got in line before polls closed still would be...

Posted: 14 days ago

Technical issues with voting machines delayed results for the state’s elections on Tuesday, with several precincts having to stay open later than the mandated closing time. Some precincts were expected to stay open at least two hours later than the scheduled closing time, and those who got in line before polls closed still would be...
Georgians in dozens of cities, counties to vote on early boozy brunch
 As Georgians head to the polls Tuesday to choose their next governor, residents in 87 cities and counties across the state will also decide whether they want to start their boozy brunches earlier on Sundays. The General Assembly earlier this year passed a law, known as the “brunch bill,” that left it up to local residents to decide...

Posted: 15 days ago

As Georgians head to the polls Tuesday to choose their next governor, residents in 87 cities and counties across the state will also decide whether they want to start their boozy brunches earlier on Sundays. The General Assembly earlier this year passed a law, known as the “brunch bill,” that left it up to local residents to decide...