The race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate has been costly. And not just in dollars. One veteran Senator – Saxby Chambliss – is retiring. And three sitting Congressmen will leave Washington at the end of this year because they gave up those posts to run for Chambliss’s seat. That’s a whole lot of Washington know-how. All were card-carrying Georgia fiscal conservatives, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t bring funding back to their districts.
 
Last month, 119 state legislators in the House voted for a sweeping gun bill that, if Gov. Nathan Deal signs it into law, would loosen restrictions on taking firearms into churches, government buildings and other places previously off-limits....
Latino groups in six major cities across the country, including Atlanta, launched a new campaign Wednesday to hold President Barack Obama accountable for record high deportations during his presidency. Latino advocacy groups are calling on...
Latino groups in six major cities across the country, including Atlanta, launched a new campaign Wednesday to hold President Barack Obama accountable for record high deportations during his presidency. Latino advocacy groups are calling on...
Georgia lawmakers have made it through one of the quickest legislative sessions in recent memory. Along the way, they passed bills limiting healthcare coverage for abortion, expanding where you can bring a gun and barring a Governor from expanding...
In the wake of some recent closures of rural Georgia hospitals, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday an initiative to help such facilities survive tough financial times. Deal said he is proposing a change in licensure rules that would allow a...
Lawmakers embarked on the final day of the 2014 legislative session Thursday with many of the big issues already behind them. For example, the two chambers passed the 2015 budget on Tuesday. Often, they leave it to the last day of the 40-day session...
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.