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 group of Democratic State Senators brought an immigration hearing to Savannah this weekend. A panel led by Tucker State Senator Curt Thompson is a Democratic version of an all Republican one that met last year. Both committees have collected...
The budget plan for Georgia's next fiscal year is ready for a House vote. Meanwhile, the bill to revamp and save the state's HOPE scholarship program has cleared both chambers of the Geneal Assembly, and is ready for Governor Nathan Deal...
The House has approved an $18.25 billion spending plan that boosts health insurance premiums for state employees and teachers by 20 percent but also restores some money for school nurses and low-income Medicaid recipients.
A move to re-write Georgia’s sunshine laws will not happen this Legislative session. Instead, the bills’ backers will take more time to craft the measure.
A proposal that would restructure the state’s tax system could require voter approval for some of its structural provisions. Constitutional amendments would be needed to replace local telecommunications franchise fees with a statewide tax on those...
The $18.25 billion spending plan expected to be up for a full house vote Friday has some changes from Governor Nathan Deal’s proposal.
The President of Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta wants lawmakers to put the institution’s funding for cancer research back into the state budget. The university chief says without state support Georgia could lose the fight against the...
The state Senate passed a bill Thursday that would allow utilities to make political contributions.
Georgia cities may soon get some state help with dilapidated properties.
Hot debate in the state Senate yielded passage of the bill to revamp the HOPE program. Other bills getting the green light in Wednesday's General Assembly session - legislation for clear-cutting of trees around billboards, and