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.
 
A federal program might not cover the full costs of Georgia's new immigration law. When Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law this month, he said a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program called 287(g) could help pick up the tab.
Some cities and counties around the state are wrangling over putting the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in front of their voters. The main reason they may hold back this fall—is all about budget.
Newt Gingrich has tapped a trio of current and former Georgia governors to play key roles in his presidential bid.
State lawmakers will continue to seek public input this week on how to redraw the state's political boundaries. But people attending the redistricting meetings probably won't hear much from lawmakers.
Herman Cain announced a run for the White House on Saturday. He is the second Georgian to enter the race. A recent poll finds him gaining popularity.
There is no money in the state budget to study raising the level of Lake Lanier, says the Governor's office. Lawmakers wanted to use state money to urge the federal government to do the research.
Government watchdogs are urging lawmakers not to draw legislative maps solely to create safe seats for sitting legislators. Their comments come as redistricting meetings continue across the state.
Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols thinks Georgians need to ride on trains to understand the benefits of passenger rail. So, the freshmen PSC member is arranging public train rides to one of the state’s biggest sporting events.
The newly-formed oversight committee comes to Macon for a tour. The group will report to the governor but has no say on whether the Music Hall of Fame will stay in Macon. Music Hall of Fame scheduled to close at the end of June unless board comes to...
Governor Nathan Deal has signed an $18.3 billion budget that increases health insurance premiums for state employees and slashes funding for Georgia's college system.