State officials said Tuesday that they plan to increase the number of insurers and health plan options for state employees and teachers next year. The State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) has been a target of fierce criticism since Jan. 1. That’s when changes to its benefit design, plus the use of just one insurer, sparked widespread complaints from teachers and state employees about a lack of choice of insurance plans and higher health care costs.
 
In a pair of 5-4 votes, Savannah City Council members showed that they remain bitterly divided over who should become the city's next chief executive. The split has exposed racial tensions in the city. The votes also present no clear path...
A bill that would mandate Georgia driver's license exams for permanent residents be given only in English is expected to face a vote in the House Wednesday. The legislation's sponsor, Rep. James Mills, says the current policy of allowing...
A House panel has approved a bill that would pave the way for stores in Georgia to sell alcohol on Sundays. The House Regulated Industries Committee approved the measure Wednesday. A similar bill has already cleared a key Senate panel.
Alabama officials have expressed concern over Georgia’s push for reservoirs and its regulation of water transfers.
A member of the newly-formed Georgia Alliance for Ethics Reform has filed a complaint against the lobbyist who took House Speaker David Ralston and members of his family and staff to Europe during the Thanksgiving holiday.
City governments are raising concerns about the cost of implementing a state immigration reform bill.
Voters in three Southeast Georgia counties have until Friday to cast their votes during the "early voting" period for a special election. County election officials, however, say the problem is that few people have voted and it's...
Governor Nathan Deal says he wants to do more research on a program employers can use to verify if their workers are legal. Conservative lawmakers have to weigh whether forcing employers to check work status hurts the state’s economy.
Georgia’s revenue increased $117 million in January. That’s according to numbers released today by Governor Nathan Deal.
State lawmakers will gather for Day-11 of the General Assembly Monday at the Capitol. Last week’s activity under the Gold Dome included the move of legislation for Sunday alcohol sales, and a bill to shorten the early voting period for all...