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.
 
The state legislature will wrap up the special redistricting session this week. Watchdog groups say the process has been somewhat more transparent this time. But the groups are still pushing for an independent redistricting commission.
Candidates across the state are heading to their local elections offices this week to qualify for municipal elections. Voting day is November 8th. But candidates have until Friday to get in their paperwork to make their runs official. In Savannah...
Gov. Nathan Deal says there’s not enough time during the special session to tackle a regional transportation tax vote. Lawmakers could reconsider the issue in January but that looks unlikely.
The lobbyist for Georgia's public defender system has been named to lead the state's ethics commission. Holly LaBerge, of Senoia, was selected on Friday as executive secretary of the panel that handles campaign finance complaints and...
Facing tea party opposition, Governor Nathan Deal has abandoned for now plans to shift a public vote on a one penny transportation tax hike until the November 2012 general election. By late Wednesday legislative leaders said they hadn't yet...
The Republican-controlled state House approved new congressional district maps Thursday. Democrats say the maps are part of a systematic plan to isolate minority voters. But Republicans insist they are following federal laws designed to protect...
Federal officials confirm that two teenagers who entered the country illegally as children and were facing deportation proceedings have been freed. Homeland Security Department officials say 19-year-old Pedro Morales of Dalton and 18-year-old Luis...
The House has voted to punish members who fail to pay ethics fine by banning them from participating on committees. House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal said it is designed to so that lawmakers can "sanction our own folks."
A key House committee approved draft congressional maps Wednesday. The proposal will keep an air force base near Valdosta in the first congressional district. The draft maps now head to the full House for a vote.
Dwindling jobs and the lingering economic slowdown have led to a big jump in the number of Georgians on food stamps. US Agriculture Department officials say, there are now 1.8 million people receiving food stamps in the state, a 42% rise from two...