Fri., March 29, 2013 1:00am
Governor Nathan Deal will soon begin the process of signing bills into law. The Georgia General Assembly adjourned shortly after midnight Thursday for the year. Lawmakers finished their session after midnight following a whirlwind final day that included passing a $41 billion budget for state government.
Thu., March 28, 2013 5:52pm
A bill that would have barred state employees from using their insurance plan for most abortions appears to have died for the 2013 legislative session.
Thu., March 7, 2013 7:24pm
State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would allow the state to regulate video poker machines that award non-cash prizes.
Fri., November 9, 2012 5:07pm
Georgia lawmakers will tackle tax reform again in next year’s legislative session. But they will be drafting a bill that fixes some of the provisions from the tax overhaul they passed earlier this year.
Thu., December 8, 2011 6:25pm
A state lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to remove the statute of limitations on child molestation and other sexual crimes committed against minors. The bill comes as news of child sexual abuse dominates national headlines.
Wed., December 7, 2011 8:33am
Emory Dunahoo Jr. has won a runoff election for a seat in the Georgia House representing a district in Hall County. Newnan businessman Mike Crane will take his seat in the state Senate after winning the District 28 runoff. And in Senate District 50, John Wilkinson captured 58 percent of the vote to win his runoff against Rick Austin.
Thu., April 14, 2011 6:58pm
The controversial illegal immigration reform bill passed on the last day of the General Assembly. Immigrant rights groups and members of the business community opposed it up to the final debate.
Mon., February 28, 2011 2:54pm
A legislative committee has passed a bill that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in Georgia. And in the state Senate, some Democrats are concerned that a proposal to cut the HOPE scholarship program and pre-kindergarten program is moving too quickly through the Legislature.
Mon., February 28, 2011 8:40am
Georgia's General Assembly arrives at the halfway point with Day-20 on the Legislative calendar. Of activity expected this week -- a House committee hearing on a bill to crack down on illegal immigration. And Governor Nathan Deal's plan to save the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship could get a full House vote.
Wed., February 2, 2011 1:41pm
The mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, says he won’t try to take over the Atlanta School Board...for now. Infighting among board members has put the Atlanta Public School system in danger of losing its accreditation.