Conservative policymakers renewed their push for tax reform Thursday at a forum organized by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Elected officials and business executives touted lifting an energy tax on manufacturers, but it's unclear how the state would replace the lost revenue.
Georgia's main port city will get a new mayor next year. Voters in Savannah will go to the polls on Tuesday to decide which of six candidates will replace Otis Johnson, barred from a third term in office. The city is a player in the state's logistics and tourism sectors, but candidates have focused on setting themselves apart from City Hall's recent past.
The University Board of Regents is still working to grant honorary degrees to Civil Rights activists.The recognition would go to 38 Albany State University students.
Georgia's Supreme Court is set to review an appeal by four members of a suicide group charged with helping a cancer-stricken man kill himself. They argue that Georgia's statute on assisted suicide is unconstitutional because they say it violates their rights to free speech, equal protection and due process.
Columbus is committing nearly $200,000 over three years for a new homeless initiative. Three private organizations also have provided matching funds. The long-term goal is to create a single place for homeless people to receive services. In the short-term, officials want to hire a director for the initiative.
A group of Mexican senators want to meet with state legislators in states that have enacted strict laws targeting illegal immigration.
A bill sponsored by Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson to give whistleblower protection to Peace Corps volunteers passed in the U.S. House Tuesday. Now the measure is headed to the president’s desk.
The Georgia Council for the Arts launched a nine-month strategic planning process Monday. The council is adjusting to a smaller budget and a new home.
Energy Department officials are considering shipping some plutonium from the Savannah River Site near Aiken to a federal storage site in New Mexico.