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.
 
Support for a proposed 1-cent transportation sales tax could erode as some popular projects are eliminated from regional short lists. The measure is scheduled for a vote in July of next year.
The state attorney general's office says the state has filed a notice of appeal of a federal judge's ruling that blocked parts of the Georgia law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect. The official appeal has not yet...
Now that Georgians have had their chance to weigh in on redistricting, state lawmakers are getting ready for the special legislative session in August. That means drawing preliminary legislative maps.
America finalized the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. 56 members of the Continental Congress signed it, signifying the American Colonies’ release from the hold of Great Britain. Three men from the fledgling state of Georgia signed the...
Georgia’s juvenile code rewrite is ready to be presented to lawmakers. Supporters of the new bill hope they will hold hearings on it during a special session in August, and vote on it in 2012. The 250-page document covers kids who are abused, commit...
A bill allowing the Georgia Board of Pharmacy to conduct physical and mental evaluations of pharmacists is now state law. The Board of Pharmacy will also have more authority to investigate license applicants.
A federal judge blocked two sections of Georgia's immigration law, but the rest of the law is set to take effect. Beginning Friday, it will be a felony to use false documents when applying for a job. Another part of the law creates a board to...
Some immigrants held a boycott Friday by calling in sick to their jobs. Their work stoppage is part of a Day Without Immigrants protest against the state’s new immigration law.
Congressional and state lawmakers aren't the only politicians waiting to see redistricting maps. Cities and counties are re-drawing districts following the ten-year Census. But unlike state and federal officials, local leaders don't need...
A new state law going into effect Friday will shorten Georgia’s early voting period to 21 days. Supporters say it will save counties money and reduce confusion for voters.