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.
 
Cities and counties are losing millions in fees intended to boost 911 call centers. Now, there's a legislative push to get that money back into local coffers. At issue are fees from sales of prepaid cell phones and packages of minutes bought...
Governor Nathan Deal wants top-performing Georgia high school students to receive free tuition at public colleges. Deal on Tuesday outlined sweeping changes he is proposing to the state's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship, which is struggling...
A bill in the state Senate would make it easier for private companies to invest money in river infrastructure. State Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) is sponsoring the measure because he says local officials need flexibility in getting financing for...
When the Census numbers come out in April, Georgia cities won't just have federal and state tax dollars at stake. Some cities are concerned they might lose local dollars as well. That's because cities will have to renegotiate with...
State Senator Jon Albers of Roswell wants to stop the toll at Georgia 400.
Georgia environmental regulators are making their approval of the Savannah harbor deepening project contingent on 15 conditions. The massive port expansion has angered environmental groups who worry about the project's long-term effects on the...
The Georgia Conservancy is defending its position on the Savannah harbor deepening after an op-ed piece said the evironmental group would not stand in the way of the project. The harbor deepening has angered activists who worry about the project...
Gov. Nathan Deal's administration or local governments could contract with private partners to build reservoirs and other water projects in Georgia under legislation
A state senator is honoring Shirley Sherrod, the former Agriculture Department official who was forced to resign her position after being falsely accused of making racist comments.
Sunday alcohol sales got a hearing in a state Senate caucus meeting Wednesday at the state Capitol. Following was a secret vote count that could determine whether the controversial measure makes it to a full Senate vote.