The American Civil Liberties Union in Georgia is taking aim at state and federal immigration enforcement laws that it says tear apart immigrant families and unnecessarily tie up local police.
 
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...
Both chambers of the state legislature have approved new state house redistricting maps. But Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to take a second look at how the new map divides his home county.
State lawmakers will hold a public hearing on a draft congressional map Wednesday near the state Capitol. The Republican-controlled state legislature unveiled the map Monday.
The Senate has unanimously voted to keep in place a freeze on Georgia's gas tax. Senate lawmakers voted 50-0 to support the suspension, which took effect July 1. Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order in June halting an automatic increase...
North Georgia Congressman Rob Woodall wants to get rid of the campaign war chests many incumbents amass while in office. Earlier this month, he introduced a bill that would force congressional candidates to spend any money they raise during the...
With the state house and senate legislative district maps approved, lawmakers turn their attention to congressional district maps Monday.Their main task will be deciding where to put a new congressional district.
Georgia's newest congressional district will be based in the northeast corner of the state. The proposed congressional map unveiled by state lawmakers on Monday also redrew political boundaries for the 13 existing U.S. House districts. It...
The Georgia Senate is welcoming Macon's former city council president as its newest member. Miriam Paris was sworn in Monday by Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham. Paris succeeds former Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown, who left the...
The vice chairman of the state ethics commission has resigned, saying he's considering a run for the state Senate. Josh Belinfante said Friday he submitted his resignation to Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this week.
The state House Thursday ratified Gov. Nathan Deal’s decision to temporarily suspend a 1.6-cent state gas tax increase.