A campaign event April 16 turned into a screaming match as Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Dalton Mayor David Pennington held a news conference inside the state Capitol. Pennington said he was going to make a “major announcement” that Wednesday. But the fairly standard conference took a quick turn. when Randy Martin, Governor Nathan Deal’s attorney, jumped in. The heated exchange appeared to be about campaign financial disclosures.
 
A bill passed by the House Tuesday would restrict the sale of the decongestant pseudoephedrine to only pharmacies in Georgia. The decongestant is a key ingredient in the illegal drug methamphetamine -- the use of which has become a growing problem...
The House has approved legislation that would allow more of Georgia's elderly to reside in assisted-living facilities, rather than nursing homes.
An 11th-hour proposal to close an ethics loophole exempting lobbyists from disclosing what they spend on gifts to staff members of elected officials has passed a House committee with the backing of Speaker David Ralston.
A bill that would allow communities to decide if they want local stores to sell alcohol on Sundays is heading to the Governor's desk. The bill survived many hurdles before passing in the state House late Tuesday.
It will be a final, frenetic three days for state lawmakers to finish business before the final gavel ends the 40-day Session Thursday. Today, the General Assembly is back to work after a week off.
A tax reform plan that would create a $141 million hole in the 2012 state budget is headed to the House floor for a vote today.
The House has restored controversial provisions in its immigration bill that the Senate gutted Monday night.
A tax overhaul that Republicans had promoted as a key part of their agenda is dead for the legislative session. A joint legislative panel signed off on the bill Monday morning and it appeared headed to a full House vote the same day. But the House...
Georgia tax revenues are continuing to rebound. State money managers reported Friday that tax collections rose $107 million — or 10.7 percent — in March when compared to the same month last year.
Federal courts in Georgia's busy Northern District will remain open next week if the federal government shuts down. Northern District Clerk James Hatten said the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts notified federal courts across the...