A coroner in coastal Georgia says the December death of a Glynn County commissioner who drowned after being shot in the head has been ruled a suicide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's medical examiner. Glynn County Coroner Jimmy Durden told The Associated Press he was informed by phone Friday that the medical examiner concluded Commissioner Tom Sublett killed himself.
A bill that would renew a tax paid to hospitals to cover the cost of Medicaid sailed through the state House Friday. The bill heads to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature, even though some say lawmakers are dodging tough issues by transferring taxing authority to a state agency. The fee, also known as the hospital bed tax, was first passed in 2010 and would have expired this year.
Bibb County school administrators have been playing a shell game with millions of taxpayer dollars, said one attorney Friday as a Superior Court judge heard arguments in a whistleblower lawsuit brought by the schools’ former Chief Financial Officer.
The State Board of Elections is still considering whether to ask the state Attorney General to look into problems with Fulton County’s handling of the November 6th election. The panel held a five hour hearing on Thursday. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says there was definitely mismanagement. But he says testimony revealed even more disturbing problems.
The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a proposal that would allow the state to avoid losing more than $450 million in federal money for Medicaid has cleared another legislative hurdle.