Education will continue to be on the front lines this fall in Georgia. And not only because it’s at the center of the gubernatorial race. Georgia will be implementing a new mandatory statewide teacher evaluation system for the first time once the new school year begins. The state has been conducting a pilot program with a fraction of Georgia’s school districts. In the fall, it goes live to all school districts for the first time.
 
Georgia's Saxby Chambliss is joining 12 other US Senators in calling on Food and Drug Administration officials to relax seafood advice for pregnant women. The Senators say, the agency's guidelines to avoid fish because of mercury are not...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed a class action lawsuit today against the state’s new immigration law. The legal complaint alleges that the statute pre-empts federal law.
Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are scheduled to be in Washington Wednesday. The bipartisan duo will be lobbying for more funds for the Savannah harbor deepening project. President Obama's most recent budget included a only...
Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will be in Washington Wednesday to lobby for more funds to deepen Savannah's port. The bipartisan duo will meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Voters in Athens won't have a chance to vote on Sunday sales of alcohol in stores until next year. Athens-Clarke commissioners say they are delaying a referendum on Sunday sales until the presidential primaries next year. The primary date has...
State officials announced projects that might be eligible for regional transportation tax dollars. That brings Georgia residents one step closer to seeing which projects a proposed sales tax might fund.
Voters will get a glimpse this week of what transportation projects a proposed sales tax could fund. State officials are expected to release lists of eligible projects for 12 regions on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers in the country illegally. But lawyers in Atlanta who are taking steps to file an injunction against a similar Georgia law say the ruling will not affect their...
Gov. Nathan Deal raised more than $1.6 million for his inaugural celebrations and transition into office. Documents released Friday by the Deal inaugural committee show that the former congressman spent about $1.2 million of the money.
A federal program might not cover the full costs of Georgia's new immigration law. When Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law this month, he said a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program called 287(g) could help pick up the tab.