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.
 
Plans by the state to conduct radiation tests in areas close to a former nuclear weapons plant near Augusta have been put on hold. It’s because the U.S. Department of Energy can’t fund the program until its budget is passed.
President Obama's plan to freeze federal spending could have big budget implications in Georgia. The state is expected to spend about $11 billion of federal funds in the coming year. Most of it goes to Medicaid, the health care program for the...
A bill introduced on Monday could allow Sunday alcohol sales to go before voters. Lawmakers also proposed a bill to expand school vouchers to military families.
GPB’s Edgar Treiguts caught-up with Isakson for updates on a handful of topics important to Georgians.
A federal judge has upheld Georgia's law banning guns in churches and other places of worship. U.S. District Judge Ashley Royal on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the law. Royal wrote that Georgia's law does not violate...
Emmanuel Hammond set to die at 7:00 Tuesday night. British government protesting use of execution drugs purchased there. Georgia Supreme Court rejects appeal.
House Speaker David Ralston told Georgia business leaders today that he will make sure any new state immigration legislation will not hurt Georgia’s economy.
The Governor spoke at the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He says while no new reservoir can be built by the 2012 deadline, he wants local governments to start thinking about alternatives.
Georgia House Speaker, David Ralston defended taking a trip to Europe paid for by lobbyist.
This could be the year the legislature will allow Sunday alcohol sales to go before voters. With Governor Perdue no longer in office, a veto threat is gone. A group of state senators introduced a bill that would allow alcohol to be sold after...