Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation that would classify the names of companies that supply execution drugs as a "confidential state secret." The language was added in the Senate to a bill sponsored by Rep. Kevin Tanner. It passed the Senate Friday and returns to the House.
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced five Georgia airport traffic control towers are slated to close because of automatic spending cuts.
While Congress works to iron out a budget, the so called sequester still stands. With it, areas that rely on federal spending are bracing for across the board cuts. Click here for the White House explanation of the sequester. Military communities are particularly hit.
Transportation officials say the tolls on Georgia 400, a busy commuter route on the north side of Atlanta, will end later this year. The State Road and Tollway Authority plans to remove the .50-cent toll booths the week before Thanksgiving, weather permitting. Officials anticipate an 18 percent increase in volume once the tolls are removed.
The state Senate has approved a bill that allows the University System of Georgia to take over management of the Georgia Archives. The bill unanimously passed the Senate Thursday. It now heads to Gov. Nathan Deal.