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Jill Nolin

Jill Nolin

Jill Nolin is deputy editor at the Georgia Recorder, an affiliate of the national nonprofit States Newsroom. (Florida Phoenix is a sister affiliate). Nolin has spent nearly 15 years reporting on state and local government in four states, focusing on policy and political stories and tracking public spending. She has spent the last five years chasing stories in the halls of Georgia’s Gold Dome, earning recognition for her work showing the impact of rising opioid addiction on the state’s rural communities. Nolin is a graduate of Troy University.

Yes, expecting parents in Georgia can now claim their embryo as a dependent

By: and - September 20, 2022

Even with a wave of new state-level abortion restrictions passing or taking effect this summer, Georgia’s law stood out because of its so-called personhood provisions that accompanied the better known six-week ban on the procedure. One particular change that drew national attention was a new tax break for expecting parents. The state Department of Revenue […]

Superior court judge declines to immediately block Georgia’s abortion ban

By: - August 15, 2022

The state’s six-week abortion ban will remain in affect while a judge hears arguments that the law violates the state constitutional right to privacy. Health care providers and advocates who filed the constitutional challenge had asked Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert C.I. McBurney to block the law while their legal challenge was being resolved. Georgia’s new […]

Georgia abortion law’s ‘personhood’ clause debated in the wake of abortion ruling

By: and - July 19, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court may have cleared the way for Georgia’s ban on most abortions after about six weeks, but the debate over the state law’s far-reaching “personhood” provisions remains unsettled. The state’s anti-abortion law was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court judge in 2020, and the state’s appeal of that decision was paused last year while the Supreme […]

Klobuchar to Georgia Dems: ‘Get mad and vote’ in response to potential overturn of Roe v. Wade

By: - May 16, 2022

Georgia Democrats face major headwinds going into this year’s midterm elections, but they are looking to the not-so-distant past for inspiration: the 2020 election when Georgia voters flipped control of the U.S. Senate and helped elect Joe Biden as president. “Do you know how many Republicans voted for the American Rescue Plan? Zero, zilch, zippo, […]

Georgia’s strict anti-abortion law remains on hold after federal court order

By: - October 4, 2021

A federal court has postponed a decision on Georgia’s stalled anti-abortion law until after the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on a Mississippi ban on procedures after 15 weeks into a pregnancy. The decision was not unexpected. Chief Judge William Pryor suggested several times during a hearing Friday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit […]

U.S. Senate runoffs poised to hand Georgia Democrats historic win

By: - January 6, 2021

Update: AP calls election for Jon Ossoff. The nation watched as voters in Georgia narrowly elected Democrat Raphael Warnock, making him the first Black senator in the state’s history. Warnock declared victory shortly after midnight and The Associated Press called the race for him at 2 a.m. Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler has not conceded. As of […]

Presidents, coming and going, try to fire up party faithful for Georgia U.S. Senate runoff

By: - January 5, 2021

President Donald Trump continued to fuel doubt in the state’s election results during an election-eve rally held in conservative north Georgia for Republican senators who are locked in close election battles that will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. Trump took the stage at a Dalton airfield just hours after President-elect Joe Biden – […]

Ossoff aims to connect John Lewis legacy with a new generation

By: - December 22, 2020

AMERICUS — When 15-year-old Georgia Blue found out Democrat Jon Ossoff would be in Americus, she and a friend decided to shiver together at an outside campaign event to see someone they have come to know through social media. “I stalk his account,” Blue said, referring to Ossoff’s presence on the video-sharing network TikTok. She […]

In Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff, Loeffler and Warnoff exchange barbs in fiery debate; Ossoff goes it alone

By: - December 7, 2020

President Donald Trump’s unacknowledged loss in Georgia continues to complicate U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s argument for voters to back her in the Jan. 5 runoff. Loeffler, fresh off a Saturday rally with the president in Valdosta, voiced her support for Trump’s post-election legal campaign during Sunday night’s Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate at Georgia Public […]

U.S. Senate runoffs: Was Biden win a fluke or has Georgia flipped to blue?

By: - November 27, 2020

Democrat Joe Biden flipped Georgia with a slim 13,000 vote lead, buoying the spirit of Democrats who have dubbed the state “Joe’gia” and angering President Donald Trump who continues to pursue legal challenges meant to overturn the results. But whether Biden’s win here represents anything more than a fluke fueled by Trump-weary voters is one […]

Regarding Georgia: Top elections official calls for full recount of presidential votes

By: - November 11, 2020

Georgia’s top election official has called for a full recount of the nearly 5 million votes cast in the closely watched presidential election – and he wants it done by hand. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s Wednesday announcement comes as President Donald Trump’s campaign requested a hand count after coming up short in Georgia, although Raffensperger said […]

Biden gains lead in Georgia as Trump faithful question state’s GOP-run election

By: - November 6, 2020

This is a story from our sister affiliate, the Georgia Recorder, part of the nonprofit States Newsroom. UPDATE: Georgia will do a recount. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pulled slightly ahead of President Donald Trump in Georgia, giving him a slim 1,096-vote edge over the incumbent president in a once reliably red state. The […]