Sun., February 10, 2013 11:00am
Republican Rep. Mike Jacobs of Brookhaven filed a bill Friday that would eliminate rules that allow MARTA to spend only around half of its budget on operating costs.
Mon., February 4, 2013 6:00am
A Georgia Republican wants to expand a tax credit benefiting private school students, a system that critics say allows donors to illegally earmark scholarships for individual students.
Wed., December 5, 2012 5:57pm
Politicians on both sides want to change some rules of the state’s immigration law. They say there aren’t enough state workers to check the citizenship of every Georgian needing a professional license.
Tue., November 13, 2012 11:00am
State records show that Georgia lawmakers have been given thousands of dollars in tickets so they could watch football games, pro wrestling matches and monster truck races from a luxury box – while the state authority that runs the Georgia Dome is seeking to boost its borrowing limit to build a new stadium.
Mon., October 22, 2012 6:00am
Lawmakers are debating proposals for removing criminal penalties and jail time for some traffic offenses. A committee studying the issue will examine how to reclassify certain offenses.
Tue., March 20, 2012 6:20pm
The 2013 state budget is on its way to the Senate for a final vote before going to the Governor for his signature.
Fri., March 9, 2012 3:44pm
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is seeking a pay raise for its officers. GBI agents contend they are among the lowest-paid state law enforcement agents in the nation and the poor pay is forcing veteran investigators to leave for higher paying jobs.
Thu., February 23, 2012 5:13pm
The Georgia Senate approved the state's supplemental budget Thursday. The spending plan is some $200 million more than the original proposal.
Wed., February 15, 2012 4:11pm
Reporting a child's disappearance in a timely manner is the goal of what authors are calling "Caylee's Law".
Tue., January 24, 2012 3:09pm
Georgia high school students would get a one-year delay before being required to pick a career path under a bill passed by House lawmakers. House lawmakers voted 162-1 on Tuesday to approve the delayed timeline. The legislation now heads to the state Senate. Republican Rep. Randy Nix of LaGrange said he filed the bill at the request of the state Department of Education, which wants to push back the requirement to the 2013-2014 school year.