Mon., April 22, 2013 12:00pm
A new program designed to combat prescription drug abuse in Georgia might run out of money to operate only a few months after it gets under way in June. Georgia lawmakers didn't appropriate any funding for the prescription monitoring program when they passed legislation to create it in 2011. The program involves an electronic database that tracks prescriptions.
Mon., April 22, 2013 9:50am
Georgia's new automotive tax law is creating confusion in car deals, and companies, private individuals and courthouse officials are all struggling to under the new requirements.
Fri., March 29, 2013 1:31am
Georgia lawmakers failed to pass a controversial gun bill by Thursday's midnight deadline ending the 2013 legislative session. One lawmaker says he’s already planning to push for the issue next year. Minutes before the House declared the session's adjournment, Representative Alan Powell of Hartwell addressed his fellow legislators. The Republican lawmaker said he pushed until the end to establish more rights for gun owners. The bill would have allowed people to carry guns in churches and on college campuses.
Wed., March 27, 2013 4:06pm
Georgia lawmakers will wrap up the 2013 session Thursday, but they have several major pieces of legislation to pass before celebrating Sine Die.
Mon., March 25, 2013 6:44pm
A bill making changes to employee benefits at a single state agency has evolved into an argument over abortion. As a result, the Georgia Senate voted Monday to forbid any state employee insurance plan from covering abortion services, with the exception of those necessary to protect a pregnant woman's life or health.
Wed., March 13, 2013 6:41pm
Georgia lawmakers are debating which changes they want to make to the state's gun laws as the General Assembly's annual session heads toward a close. A committee of House lawmakers debated Wednesday on the merits of differing legislative packages from two gun owners groups.
Wed., February 6, 2013 8:32am
Republicans were victorious in all three of Tuesday’s special elections for seats in the state House and Senate. Tuesday night's unofficial results don't include provisional ballots.
Mon., January 28, 2013 10:00am
Top Georgia Lottery executives received large payouts and raises despite a law mean to curb bonuses. More than $260,000 worth of "incentive pay" went to top staffers in 2011. Lawmakers that year passed legislation to curtail bonuses for Lottery executives.
Mon., November 12, 2012 11:00am
Provisional ballots from a key state Senate race in Fulton County show Republican Hunter Hill of Atlanta beat Democratic incumbent Doug Stoner of Smyrna with 64 percent of the vote. The county’s Board of Registrations and Elections finished sorting through about 11,000 provisional ballots Saturday.
Wed., November 7, 2012 5:03pm
Following Tuesday’s election, Republicans expect to gain a supermajority in the state Senate and are one seat shy of one in the state House.