An energy subcommittee in the state House is scheduled to hear testimony today about a bill that would punish Southern Company for cost overruns at Plant Voglte near Augusta. The bill is a sign of buyer's remorse in the case of the expensive new nuclear project that rate-payers are financing in advance. The bill would trim the company's profits to penalize it for higher costs.
Savannah's iconic Eugene Talmadge Bridge won't be getting a new name this year. State lawmakers are dropping a plan to rename the bridge that towers over Savannah. The span's moniker has been contentious for decades.
A group of Democratic State Senators brought an immigration hearing to Savannah this weekend. A panel led by Tucker State Senator Curt Thompson is a Democratic version of an all Republican one that met last year. Both committees have collected testimony on immigration's impact on Georgia.
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