In a political upset, Congressman Jack Kingston lost the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday night to millionaire businessman David Perdue. The Savannah representative gave up the seat he’s held in Congress for 22 years to run for U.S. Senate in a bid to help the GOP win back control of that chamber. What’s more, he won the backing of nearly all prominent Republicans in Georgia. But it wasn’t enough to stem a tide of anti-Washington fervor that’s tarred Republicans as much as Democrats. Kingston said the race is about more than who represents Georgia in the Senate.
 
Friday is the last day for the public to offer their thoughts on the Ocmulgee Old Fields Boundary Study, which proposes almost tripling the monument's footprint.
A far-reaching tax measure approved by Georgia legislators is now on its way to Georgia ballots. It’s actually not a bill; it’s a constitutional amendment. And it would bar the General Assembly from increasing the state income tax.
The second-to-the-last day of the 2014 state legislative session kicked off with protests in the Senate gallery over Georgia’s decision not to expand Medicaid. The disruption was part of a rolling series of civil disobedience acts to urge lawmakers...
State lawmakers are embarking on the final two days of the 2014 legislative session this week. And the two chambers will vote on more than 100 bills between them before adjourning Thursday night.
You'll be able to get green beer at bars in Savannah this Sunday, under a bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday afternoon. The new law allows bars to sell alcohol on Sunday during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend, defined...
The pace of business at the State Capitol has quickened, and that’s especially true for certain types of business. Lawmakers looking to push controversial measures are grafting parts of their bills onto other pieces of legislation that are fairly...
More than 38,000 Georgians signed up for coverage in the health insurance exchange in February, according to a federal report released Tuesday. That is slightly down from the number that enrolled the previous month. The Georgia enrollment dip last...
The Affordable Care Act is complex and controversial. People who are trying to raise awareness about it are in an uphill battle. The problems for healthcare navigators began early, with the bungled October 2013 debut of healthcare.gov, the federal...
Important bills are beginning to come to the floors of both chambers at the state Capitol, and the pace of business is picking up. Of course, there are only three legislative days left in this year’s session so it’s about time. Votes were taken...
Legislation to erect a granite monument of the Ten Commandments at Georgia’s state capitol is headed to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk.