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.
 
New revenue numbers show collections are up significantly from this time last year. The state netted $148 million more last month over February 2010. That’s a 26 percent spike. Individual income tax collection drove the rise, more than doubling...
Republicans have declared Monday Tenth Amendment Day in the Senate, and they plan to vote this week on three bills that highlight the constitutional amendment that relegates to the states any powers not given to the federal government. At the top of...
The state Senate Ethics Committee Monday unanimously approved a bill that would allow regulated utilities to contribute to political campaigns in Georgia.
Gov. Nathan Deal appointed three more members to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority Monday. The board has been at a stalemate on what to do about the future of the Macon museum, which will lose state funding at the end of June. The board’s...
An illegal immigration bill passes the House, while a new bill on where gun owners can carry makes a re-appearance. Also, Georgia's attorney general weighs-in on the issue of whether allowing voters to decide on Sunday alcohol sales is...
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has taken a small first step toward a presidential run in 2012. Gingrich said Thursday he would run on a campaign of creating more jobs in the U.S., and shrinking the size of the federal government.
The Senate Higher Education Committee has approved an overhaul of the HOPE scholarship that will make cuts to the awards many Georgia college students receive.
Authorities say issues surrounding a proposed mosque in Gwinnett County are now the focus of a federal civil rights investigation. The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division told WSB-TV in a statement that it has an ongoing investigation...
State Rep. Matt Ramsey told his House colleagues that a bill he sponsored is necessary to crack down on the employment of illegal immigrants in Georgia. Several other Republican lawmakers also spoke Thursday on the floor of the House in support of...
Former Congressman Newt Gingrich will meet with Gov. Nathan Deal Thursday, after which many observers expect him to announce he’ll take the first step toward a presidential candidacy. Gingrich’s spokesman said late Tuesday the former House speaker...