One of the candidates at the top of the Georgia GOP’s ticket this year is 71 years old. That’s Governor Nathan Deal. He faces a 38-year-old Democratic challenger, Jason Carter. And in the contentious U.S. Senate race, Democrat Michelle Nunn has used a highly-visible TV campaign ad to show off her young family as her older Republican opponents duke it out for the primary. But many Republicans say the Democratic candidates’ youth won’t be as much of a factor in the midterm elections later this year. That’s partly because turnout in nonpresidential, off-year elections skews older.
 
Sine Die is here. Day 40 of the 40-day General Assembly session is underway from the state Capitol. And it’s the final day for lawmakers to pass bills that would then be sent to the Governor's desk for his signature.
A bill on its way to the governor's desk extends a sales tax exemption on airplane parts. But an amendment to the measure also gives tax breaks to developers of malls, amusement parks and resorts. Some economists say that's a waste of...
Republican lawmakers want Georgia to join with other states to assert each state’s right to regulate its healthcare industry. Today they passed a measure that will allow the state to enter a compact with others.
State lawmakers Thursday gave their final approval to a bill aimed at closing a loophole in the state's ethics law.
Utilities such as Georgia Power will be able to make political contributions under a bill that’s headed to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature. If the Governor signs it, the measure will overturn a 36-year ban on such contributions.
The controversial illegal immigration reform bill passed on the last day of the General Assembly. Immigrant rights groups and members of the business community opposed it up to the final debate.
Lawmakers are finishing up this year’s legislative session. But they will be back at the Capitol this summer for a special session on redistricting. Gov. Nathan Deal will decide what else is on the agenda.
A bill that would allow the elderly to remain in assisted living centers will head to Governor Nathan Deal for this signature. Under current Georgia law, seniors are sometimes moved to nursing homes unwillingly when they are no longer mobile or...
State lawmakers worked into late Tuesday evening on the next to last day of the General Assembly session. Movement on a Sunday alcohol sales bill, immigration, and the state budget was included on Tuesday's agenda.
Lawmakers have just one day to sort out their differences over an illegal immigration reform measure.