The U.S. was prepared to take Osama bin Laden alive during a raid on a compound north of Islamabad, a top administration official said Monday as President Obama declared it "a good day for America."
Gov. Nathan Deal will sign at least one bill every day this week, making stops in Milledgeville, Augusta and Tifton to do so. He is steadily addressing the nearly 300 bills the legislature passed this year, and soon he'll have to act on the session’s most important legislation.
Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has been killed by U.S. forces in what is being described as a surgical strike at a compound in northern Pakistan, ending one of the longest and costliest manhunts in history.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that President Obama approved a federal disaster declaration for 16 counties devastated by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding on April 27-28. The storms killed 15 people and hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged.
Gov. Nathan Deal has set a June 21 special election to replace state Rep. Hank Huckaby. The Republican resigned his seat when he became the lone finalist to take over as chancellor of the University System of Georgia. A Georgia native, Huckaby retired in 2006 as the senior vice president for finance and administration at the University of Georgia.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill paving the way for communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores.
The state gas tax will go up Sunday unless Gov. Nathan Deal waives the increase. Deal says he knows high gas prices are causing hardships but has no plans to freeze it.
Republicans in the state Senate are meeting today outside of Atlanta to discuss leadership issues. Senator Don Balfour of Snelling said the caucus would be meeting for much of today to discuss the issues.
A national report gives Georgia high marks for setting aside money for its state employee pension funds. But the Pew Center for the States study also says, Georgia isn't saving nearly enough to cover workers' future health care bills. But Georgia isn't alone in underfunding health care promises to state employees.
Rep. John Lewis (D-5) announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election next year. The congressman made the announcement while speaking at the Atlanta Press Club.