Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers have reached an agreement to lower the grade requirements to qualify for HOPE grants at Georgia technical schools.
Activists or volunteers who lobby only occasionally at the Georgia Statehouse would get more explicit protections under an amended proposal from a leading Republican to tighten lobbying rules.
Georgia’s top judge told lawmakers Thursday that the state’s tough approach to juvenile offenders isn’t paying off. Justice Carol Hunstein, the Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, said it’s time to apply lessons learned from adult criminal justice reform to youth offenders.
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein will give her fourth and final State of the Judiciary Address Thursday morning.
Atlanta City Council has approved legislation requiring carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in all public buildings. At-Large Councilmember Michael Julian Bond says the legislation is intended to protect the city's children. The vote comes just over two months after a carbon monoxide leak at Finch Elementary School left 44 students and 10 adults hospitalized.