Thu., March 14, 2013 9:02am
The State Senate is expected to vote on a measure Thursday that would allow the state to regulate video poker machines that award non-cash prizes. The bill's backers want to crack down on what they say are the machines' under-the-table payouts.
Wed., March 6, 2013 10:02am
The Georgia General Assembly has approved a $19.3 billion midyear budget, including more money for schools and health care. It now awaits a signature from Gov. Nathan Deal.
Tue., March 5, 2013 9:57am
The Georgia House of Representatives has approved two labor law changes that Republican leaders say would protect workers and boost market competition. Democratic opponents, meanwhile, criticized the bills as attacks on the rights of organized labor.
Wed., February 27, 2013 10:04am
It would be illegal to create hybrid human-animal embryos under new legislation before Georgia lawmakers. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jay Neal of LaFayette would ban the creation and implantation of hybrid embryos into women.
Tue., February 26, 2013 11:03am
Republican Rep. Jeff Chapman of Brunswick has proposed trimming the profits of Georgia Power if the cost of building Plant Vogtle near Augusta exceeds a construction budget set at over $6 billion.
Thu., February 21, 2013 8:37am
The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a proposal that calls for the state to license and regulate businesses that call themselves pain management clinics. The 150-15 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where similar legislation died last year.
Mon., February 11, 2013 11:00am
Education officials could deliberate privately about troubled Georgia school boards under a plan being considered in the General Assembly. Any testimony to the state board and its final vote on a recommendation would still happen in public. The board can recommend that the governor replace entire local school boards.
Thu., February 7, 2013 10:30am
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein will give her fourth and final State of the Judiciary Address Thursday morning. A major highlight of her speech will be juvenile justice reform, a main point of concern for the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform, on which Hunstein serves.
Wed., January 30, 2013 8:44am
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.
Tue., January 29, 2013 8:33am
A parade of Senate Democrats came to the microphone to blast Gov. Nathan Deal's budget proposals. But the orchestrated exercise Monday could be more symbolic than anything else. Democrats are the overwhelming minority in both legislative chambers.