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.
Mon., April 15, 2013 12:50pm
Senator Johnny Isakson plans to vote no on the Toomey-Manchin bill that would expand background checks on more gun purchases.
Thu., February 14, 2013 9:43am
A suburban Atlanta sheriff is asking state lawmakers to consider the mental health of a potential gun buyer to be part of a background check.
Thu., December 22, 2011 5:49pm
Gun owners would not submit fingerprints or go through background checks under a proposed bill. But critics say the measure would jeopardize public safety.
Wed., December 14, 2011 8:45am
Georgia's state Department of Early Care and Learning is preparing legislation to require background checks for all employees at state-licensed child care centers.
Tue., June 15, 2010 4:31pm
Anti-gun group study shows guns bought in Georgia are showing up at crime scenes more than any other state.