Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a controversial gun bill Wednesday in Ellijay at a ceremony and luncheon that’s expected to attract many supporters and double as a Second Amendment rally. The so-called ‘guns everywhere’ bill will allow firearms in many churches, bars and government buildings. The bill will also bar sheriffs from asking someone with a gun if he or she has a license. Under the new bill, schools would have the option of deciding if teachers or administrators should be armed. The state will also have to report within 10 days Georgians’ involuntary commitments to hospitals.
 
Unemployment benefits were extended for some Georgians in the final days of the legislative session.
A South Georgia Superior Court court judge is publicly confronting accusations made by public radio's This American Life. Host Ira Glass broadcast a report last month saying, Brunswick Judge Amanda Williams hands out drug court sentences not-...
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...