Education will continue to be on the front lines this fall in Georgia. And not only because it’s at the center of the gubernatorial race. Georgia will be implementing a new mandatory statewide teacher evaluation system for the first time once the new school year begins. The state has been conducting a pilot program with a fraction of Georgia’s school districts. In the fall, it goes live to all school districts for the first time.
 
The state Senate called for a national constitutional convention Tuesday at the Capitol. Lawmakers want to amend the U.S. Constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, and impose term limits on officials and members of...
GPB Macon, The Telegraph, and Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism are embarking on a months-long reporting project on blight. That word means different things to different people, but any definition would include a house...
Gov. Nathan Deal named a 29-person severe weather taskforce Monday in an effort to avoid a repeat of how poorly prepared the state was for Tuesday’s snow storm. It stranded thousands of motorists on roadways for hours and left some children in the...
Last week's icy weather cut short a planned “school choice” rally, but supporters still hope their agenda will move forward this year, including a proposed expansion of the state's tuition tax credit program. Representative Earl Ehrhart (...
The state Legislature will be back at the Gold Dome Monday to kick off what’s likely to be its first full week since the first week of the session. It’ll be a five-day week without holidays, and, fingers crossed, without any snow emergencies that...
Lawmakers from the Savannah and Brunswick areas are very interested in port funding. But they enjoy broad support for that. Getting other legislation passed is always trickier.
State leaders want Georgia to be prepared the next time an emergency hits, but some lawmakers say better preparation may come with a hefty price. State Senator Jason Carter says Georgia’s governor needs more power in an emergency. The Decatur...
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed addressed how the city handled this week’s winter weather during a talk to the Atlanta Press Club Friday that capped off a tumultuous week. His appearance, scheduled months ago, was originally meant to focus on his second...
The snow is melting, the ice is retreating and stranded cars are finally leaving Georgia’s motorways. But the blame game is just getting started, and the stakes are high enough to rival Sunday’s Super Bowl. Two inches of snow brought metro Atlanta...
Sen. Vincent Fort hinted that his arrest Monday for occupying Governor Nathan Deal’s office wouldn’t be the last clash in his efforts to convince Georgia’s top official to expand Medicaid. The Atlanta Democrat has pledged to hold events each week...