Mon., January 21, 2013 6:00am
When residents want to influence state policy, they can call their Georgia lawmaker. When their local governments want influence, they hire a lobbyist.
Wed., October 3, 2012 6:18pm
A national anti-tax advocate wants Georgia lawmakers to drop a tax paid by hospitals, a move that would create a large hole in the state budget.
Mon., January 2, 2012 7:30am
Georgia ports officials are asking state lawmakers for $46 million for Savannah harbor deepening in the upcoming legislative session. But it's not the only item they'll be following. Georgia Ports Authority also is interested in the results of a year-long initiative to re-write laws affecting businesses.
Mon., December 26, 2011 12:15pm
Savannah business leaders have made support for a little-known state agency one of their legislative priorities for the next legislative session. A $1.3 million project for Herty Advanced Materials Development Center was the area's only specific funding request this year aside from Savannah harbor expansion. The agency is a high-tech research firm helping materials manufacturers.
Wed., November 16, 2011 11:37am
Georgia license plates soon may all read "In God We Trust" and parents who apply for federal financial assistance might have to take drug tests under proposed legislation filed by state lawmakers.
Tue., June 7, 2011 12:50pm
A top Georgia lawmaker says he has an idea for how the state can get more water for its needs. House Speaker David Ralston is proposing a trade with Tennessee. In his idea, Ralston says Tennessee would get better connections to Georgia’s transportation links. In return, Georgia would get access to water from the Tennessee River.
Wed., March 30, 2011 9:06am
Georgia lawmakers want to amend the state constitution to prevent the Board of Regents from raising tuition more than the rate of inflation.
Fri., February 25, 2011 3:59pm
A proposal to expand casino-like video lottery terminals to help fund the HOPE Scholarship program appears to be dead. When Governor Nathan Deal unveiled his own plan to fix HOPE this week, he rejected expanding gambling. And that pleased officials on Jekyll Island, where Republican State Representative Ron Stephens of Savannah proposed putting terminals.
Fri., February 11, 2011 10:19am
Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers and Sen. John Albers have sponsored a bill that would allow parents to step in to help overhaul failing schools.
Thu., January 20, 2011 6:10pm
Governor Deal issued an executive order that agency heads and his staff cannot accept gifts over $25 dollars, but that does not extend to Georgia's part-time legislature.