Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News talks with GPB's Sarah McCammon about the week's big news: runoff elections.
 
Of all the issues state lawmakers are scurrying about the Capitol debating as the legislative session barrels toward a close, there aren’t many that nearly everyone agrees on. But one such matter is erecting a statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King...
A new House member from Cherokee County is engulfed in quite the firestorm after introducing a bill that would eliminate restrictions keeping sex offenders away from areas such as playgrounds and schools. Rep. Sam Moore (R-Macedonia), who was...
Tremont Temple Baptist Church one of three downtown churches known for their role in Macon's civil rights movement. The current congregation no longer worships there, and they want to sell the building to a Dunkin Donuts developer with plans to...
In a session that was meant to be easy, breezy and controversy-free, the state Legislature is sure having its share of hiccups. First, it was the storm dubbed ‘SnowJam’ at the end of January when two inches of snow ground the state’s capital city to...
Last week, lawmakers in the House spent nearly three hours debating a bill to expand gun rights that passed. They also logged a lot of time debating and the passing bills to convene a Constitutional convention. And the Senate shed blood, sweat and...
More than one 100,000 Georgians are now enrolled in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. A Senate committee voted Thursday to approve a bill that would ban those plans from covering abortions in the state. State Senator Judson Hill (R-...
Back in the day, bullies operated in the schoolyard. When they got the internet, they were able operate pretty much anywhere; and in Georgia, schools' hands are often tied when it comes do cracking down on them. Georgia is one of the 32 states...
The issue of Medicaid expansion drew its first full-scale 2014 General Assembly hearing Wednesday. As expected, the arguments reflected the passions surrounding the Affordable Care Act. A House Judiciary subcommittee voted to pass HB 990, which...
A coalition of groups from the Atlanta Tea Party to the ACLU is calling on state lawmakers to reform Georgia’s civil forfeiture law. Lee McGrath with the Institute for Justice says Georgia’s law allows police and prosecutors to seize and keep 100...
The flow of bills seems unstoppable at the state Legislature as the session picks up steam. The House alone had a dozen bills on its calendar Thursday. But like Ebenezer Scrooge confronting the Ghost of Christmas Past, lawmakers this week are also...