Fri., March 1, 2013 7:51pm
A federal judge heard arguments in a legal battle over whether a Georgia law that allows the governor to remove local school boards is constitutional. Governor Nathan Deal this week announced the suspension of six of nine of the DeKalb County school board members.
Wed., February 27, 2013 7:19pm
A state lawsuit by six members of the DeKalb County School board challenging Governor Nathan Deal's power to suspend them has been dismissed. The six were suspended Monday by the Governor after a reccommendation by the State Board of Education.
Wed., February 13, 2013 1:17pm
Ceremonies at the Georgia State Capitol Tuesday marking the state’s 280th Birthday were missing the historical documents usually on display for the annual celebration. Budget cuts at the Georgia Archives caused many of the historical documents to stay their home in Morrow instead of making the 16 mile trip to the State Capitol.
Mon., February 11, 2013 7:48pm
Tax collection growth in Georgia grew by more than 10 percent last month, potentially improving the state's budget situation. Gov. Nathan Deal's administration said Monday that tax and other collections stood at roughly $1.7 billion in January, up roughly 10.4 percent compared to same period last year.
Thu., February 7, 2013 7:51pm
Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers have reached an agreement to lower the grade requirements to qualify for HOPE grants at Georgia technical schools. The Republican governor was surrounded by legislators from both parties when he said Thursday that the threshold will be returned to a 2.0 grade point average.
Thu., January 17, 2013 4:00pm
The following is the full transcript of the Senate Democratic Caucus' response to Governor Nathan Deal's State of the State address. The response was given by Sen. Steve Henson.
Thu., January 17, 2013 12:51pm
Georgia would keep spending relatively flat under a $19.9 billion budget plan from Gov. Nathan Deal that tries some trims to health care spending while including limited infrastructure and education spending. That figure does not include billions in federal spending. The Republican governor is making a combination of spending cuts to close a funding shortfall in the Medicaid health care program for the poor.
Wed., January 16, 2013 2:21pm
A weaker-than-expected economic recovery is proving to be a drag on Georgia's state finances. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal must find a way to close the gap between what Georgia's government collects and what it spends when submitting his budget plans Thursday.
Mon., January 7, 2013 6:00am
A lawsuit has been filed against Governor Nathan Deal aiming to make him reconsider intervening in the case of a county sheriff taking office while he is being indicted on 32 felony charges.
Thu., January 3, 2013 7:47pm
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that he will not appoint a panel to consider the suspension of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. Hill has been indicted on 32 felony charges stemming from a prior term he served as sheriff from 2005 to 2008. He maintains that the charges are politically motivated.