Tue., March 27, 2012 1:23pm
Georgia lawmakers have approved a $39.5 billion budget plan for the coming financial year that earmarks roughly $100 million in last-minute money for infrastructure. House and Senate lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve the spending plan for the financial year starting in July. It now heads to Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.
Wed., March 21, 2012 6:41pm
Victims of domestic violence could be required to testify against their spouses under new legislation that's headed to the governor's desk.
Mon., January 9, 2012 6:04pm
Georgia cities and counties would have to cap the fees and penalties they charge owners of foreclosed properties under a proposal approved by a state Senate committee. The Banking and Finance Committee voted 5-2 in favor of sending the bill to a full vote, which could happen as soon as this week. The legislation is a carryover from last year.
Sat., April 16, 2011 12:55pm
Four months after he was stripped of much of his power, popular incumbent Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle was looking to reconcile with his Republican colleagues. In a letter to GOP senators dated Thursday, Cagle proposed a return of some of the powers he lost in the weeks after he was overwhelmingly re-elected. The 2011 General Assembly ended this week with no clear path to a solution as both sides remained bitterly opposed — although they both acknowledged the leadership structure would have to change.
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.
Wed., April 13, 2011 2:32pm
A state Senate committee on redistricting met for the first time Wednesday to discuss the process of redrawing legislative maps from the new census data.
Wed., April 13, 2011 1:56pm
Lawmakers have just one day to sort out their differences over an illegal immigration reform measure.
Mon., April 11, 2011 2:01pm
The House has restored controversial provisions in its immigration bill that the Senate gutted Monday night.
Mon., March 14, 2011 11:55am
Mothers against Drunk Driving rallied today to push a bill mandating so-called 'interlocks' to the floor.
Mon., March 7, 2011 6:00am
Republicans have declared Monday Tenth Amendment Day in the Senate, and they plan to vote this week on three bills that highlight the constitutional amendment that relegates to the states any powers not given to the federal government. At the top of the list is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would exempt Georgians from the requirement to buy healthcare that was part of the federal healthcare reform package.