State officials said Tuesday that they plan to increase the number of insurers and health plan options for state employees and teachers next year. The State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) has been a target of fierce criticism since Jan. 1. That’s when changes to its benefit design, plus the use of just one insurer, sparked widespread complaints from teachers and state employees about a lack of choice of insurance plans and higher health care costs.
 
State NAACP leaders ask Dodge County Commission to remove Confederate flag. They plan to return in June to protest. Not ruling out boycott.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that paves the way for public-private partnerships to build reservoirs and other water infrastructure projects.
Georgia’s evidence code is getting a rewrite. The governor signed a bill Tuesday that updates how and what evidence can be introduced in court.
Two more Georgia communities are set to put Sunday alcholol sales before voters. Governor Nathan Deal has signed a bill allowing communities to let local voters decide whether stores can sell alcohol on Sunday.
Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has been killed by U.S. forces in what is being described as a surgical strike at a compound in northern Pakistan, ending one of the longest and costliest manhunts in history.
Gov. Nathan Deal will sign at least one bill every day this week, making stops in Milledgeville, Augusta and Tifton to do so. He is steadily addressing the nearly 300 bills the legislature passed this year, and soon he'll have to act on the...
The U.S. was prepared to take Osama bin Laden alive during a raid on a compound north of Islamabad, a top administration official said Monday as President Obama declared it "a good day for America."
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says the years long effort and success in getting Bin Laden should show the world the resolve of the U.S.
Gov. Nathan Deal has set a June 21 special election to replace state Rep. Hank Huckaby. The Republican resigned his seat when he became the lone finalist to take over as chancellor of the University System of Georgia. A Georgia native, Huckaby...
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that President Obama approved a federal disaster declaration for 16 counties devastated by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding on April 27-28. The storms killed 15 people and...