Thu., May 2, 2013 6:29am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law a sweeping overhaul of the state's juvenile justice system. The regulations are aimed at reducing the number of repeat juvenile offenders and the costs associated with them.
Wed., May 1, 2013 4:53pm
A bill requiring stricter background checks for Georgia child care workers is now law, as are two pieces of legislation aimed at making it easier for foreign nationals to get a driver's license.
Wed., May 1, 2013 9:00am
Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign a bill Wednesday that would bring major changes to child care centers across Georgia designed to improve child safety. Legislation passed by the General Assembly calls for every employee of licensed child care facilities to undergo a comprehensive, fingerprint-based background check.
Thu., April 25, 2013 7:12pm
Governor Nathan Deal has signed the second round of a criminal justice bill into law.
Thu., April 25, 2013 6:17pm
Governor Deal on Wednesday signed a bill that’s intended to fix some unintended consequences of the state’s 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration. The measure also prohibits people here illegally from using their passports for identification.
Thu., April 25, 2013 11:00am
Georgia's governor has signed a bill that aims to fix some unintended consequences of the state's 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration. The legislation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday also makes certain parts of the law stricter.
Tue., April 23, 2013 11:00am
An attorney representing an ousted DeKalb County school board member says lawmakers in 2010 exceeded their authority when they gave the governor the ability to remove locally-elected school board members. New details of the challenge to the law emerged in new court briefs the attorney filed April 19.
Thu., April 18, 2013 1:08pm
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed two transportation bills into law that aim to help the state move forward on major projects. Deal signed the bills Thursday at an event at the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce. The first, House Bill 202, provides greater flexibility for the state to distribute funds for interstate improvements and major regional projects, including deepening the shipping channel to the busy Port of Savannah.
Wed., April 17, 2013 7:48pm
Gov. Nathan Deal says top state officials are staying in close contact with federal authorities investigating the Boston bombings and now suspicious letters sent to federal officials.
Mon., April 15, 2013 10:02am
Georgia officials say they're taking a closer look at having state taxpayers pay a larger upfront share to begin deepening the waterway to the bustling Port of Savannah. The federal government's share of the $652 million project is proving tough to get.