Fri., November 4, 2011 3:20pm
A proposed law would require people receiving TANF benefits be drug tested. Applicants would have to pay for the screening. Money would be refunded to drug free but not those who test positive.
Tue., August 16, 2011 9:10pm
State Republicans handling redistricting rejected alternative district maps presented by Democrats late Tuesday. That's even though the Democratic maps would have kept Republican strongholds. Instead the House GOP passed its own redistricting plan which now heads to the full House for a vote.
Wed., April 20, 2011 10:25am
The 2012 state budget includes tax breaks for manufacturers of airplane parts, developers, and Delta Airlines. But it’s unclear if they will save or create jobs.
Sun., March 20, 2011 7:01pm
State legislators on Monday embark on the final 10 days of this year’s legislative session. The House and Senate will spend this week reviewing the bills that have already passed one chamber.
Thu., March 10, 2011 4:45pm
The President of Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta wants lawmakers to put the institution’s funding for cancer research back into the state budget. The university chief says without state support Georgia could lose the fight against the disease.
Fri., February 25, 2011 3:37pm
A Georgia state senator wants to lift a decades-long ban on political contributions by utility companies. Republican state senator Don Balfour of Snellville says, he’s pushing the change over free-speech concerns.
Tue., January 4, 2011 1:00am
Voters might have resuscitated the push for increased tobacco taxes when they rejected increased car tag fees this November. The car tag fees were on the ballot to fund a statewide trauma care network. Now business groups -- who campaigned for the trauma care measure -- are urging lawmakers to increase the tobacco tax in the upcoming legislative session
Wed., November 3, 2010 4:33pm
Republicans in the state House and Senate increased their majorities in both chambers Tuesday. The gains were modest -- three in the 180-member House and one in the 56-member Senate. The big change, however, has to do with freshmen. About 20% of both chambers will be new members.
Wed., July 7, 2010 5:09pm
State Rep. David Ralston is highlighing transportation, trauma care, ethics and budget bills passed by the GOP-dominated General Assembly.
Wed., May 12, 2010 2:41pm
System-wide tuition hikes for state colleges and universities will take aff