Georgia’s Attorney General says the state cannot enforce some provisions of a new law requiring food stamp recipients to submit to drug testing before receiving benefits. In a letter, Sam Olens said that’s because federal law prohibits states from adding its own requirements to the Food Stamp program. The decision comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved Monday to block the new law.
The state of Georgia is considering its options a day after a federal appeals court denied its request to reconsider a ruling on the state's tough law targeting illegal immigration. The Georgia attorney general's office said Tuesday it hadn't made any decision about its next step.
An analysis of more than 15 years of police records has found that officers sanctioned for misconduct in Georgia routinely keep their badges and draw pay for years as their appeals languish. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News conducted the review and reported their findings Tuesday.
A spokesman for state Superintendent John Barge says his boss has reached an agreement with Attorney General Sam Olens on the school chief's political activity regarding a statewide referendum on charter schools.
Georgia's attorney general will address participants at the upcoming Republican National Convention. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Attorney General Sam Olens was among the few high-profile political figures in the state to endorse Mitt Romney in the presidential primary, when many other Republicans lined up behind former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich.