Thu., May 2, 2013 6:29am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law a sweeping overhaul of the state's juvenile justice system. The regulations are aimed at reducing the number of repeat juvenile offenders and the costs associated with them.
Wed., May 1, 2013 9:00am
Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign a bill Wednesday that would bring major changes to child care centers across Georgia designed to improve child safety. Legislation passed by the General Assembly calls for every employee of licensed child care facilities to undergo a comprehensive, fingerprint-based background check.
Fri., April 26, 2013 3:57pm
Road projects won’t be held up anymore because the state is widening or repaving an interstate highway nearby. A recently signed tweak to transportation funding law could move projects along because it exempts interstates and freight corridors from what’s called “congressional balancing.”
Thu., April 25, 2013 11:00am
Georgia's governor has signed a bill that aims to fix some unintended consequences of the state's 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration. The legislation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday also makes certain parts of the law stricter.
Mon., April 22, 2013 12:00pm
Some advocates for people who are wrongly convicted in Georgia courts say the state should come up with a system that would guide how they are compensated. Georgia is among almost two dozen states without a formula to decide how much wrongly convicted inmates can be compensated.
Wed., March 27, 2013 5:31pm
One the second to last day of the 2013 Georgia General Assembly Tuesday, lawmakers finished work on a number of bills. The House gave passage to House Bill 115, which makes changes to Georgia’s law that allows for the removal of school board members from systems whose accreditation is in jeopardy.
Wed., March 27, 2013 9:01am
The Georgia Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would require young athletes to be pulled from games and medically examined if they suffer a suspected concussion.
Tue., March 26, 2013 9:03am
The Georgia business lobby won another victory Monday as the Senate approved a change on paycheck deductions for union dues and limited unemployment benefits for certain temporary workers.
Sun., March 24, 2013 10:02am
A plan to send extra water down creeks and streams in southwest Georgia is creating conflict in the General Assembly.
Thu., March 21, 2013 10:02am
Lawmakers in the Georgia Senate are expected to publicly release their version of proposed limits on lobbyist expenditures. The Senate Rules Committee planned to meet Thursday to discuss its proposed legislation.