Records show that federal immigration authorities based in Atlanta audited 105 businesses for illegal hiring practices during the last fiscal year. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's analysis of records associated with the audits also shows that authorities arrested several workers and issued nearly $900,000 in fines to employers -- the third-highest total in the nation.
A long-running border dispute between two Middle Georgia counties has ballooned into a power struggle between the judiciary and the state. Monroe County wants Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to enforce a controversial border giving them a stretch of valuable land that neighboring Bibb County also claims.
Some Georgia lobbyists say the gift ban bill proposed by the state House speaker unfairly paints their profession with a broad brush. On the heels of David Ralston filing the ethics reform bill Tuesday, many lobbyists are fighting back against the perception they’re up to no good at the Capitol.
The State Board of Elections is holding a special meeting Thursday to address complaints about how Fulton County officials handled the November election.
Gov. Nathan Deal's plan to avoid losing more than $450 million in federal money for Medicaid has cleared another legislative hurdle. A House committee on Tuesday endorsed the proposal to let an appointed board set special hospital fees to support Medicaid. Senate Bill 24 is headed to the full House.