A campaign event April 16 turned into a screaming match as Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Dalton Mayor David Pennington held a news conference inside the state Capitol. Pennington said he was going to make a “major announcement” that Wednesday. But the fairly standard conference took a quick turn. when Randy Martin, Governor Nathan Deal’s attorney, jumped in. The heated exchange appeared to be about campaign financial disclosures.
 
As the state celebrates the Martin Luther King Junior holiday, some Georgia lawmakers want to establish a board to honor the slain civil rights leader in his home state.
Tourists worldwide are taking notice of this year’s 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, which had major Georgia events.Civil War tourism brings in tens of millions of dollars a year to Georgia.
Governor Nathan deal says his mid year budget adjustments do not include DOT funding changes. As state government is looking for cuts it also has to find funding for emergencies.
Governor Nathan Deal will deliver his first State of the State address to the joint General Assembly session this afternoon.
State agencies can expect more cuts while teacher furloughs will be eliminated. Governor Deal wants to freeze 14 thousand positions currently open in state government.
North Georgia lawmaker, Jeff Mullis is a proponent of a rail-line from Chattanooga to Atlanta. He says the state transportation department continues to devise a state rail plan, but funding is the major issue.
Faced with a shrinking state budget, Governor Deal said Georgia spends about 3 million dollars a day to run the Department of Corrections and he laid out the statistics.
GPB’s Edgar Treiguts sat down with the outgoing governor late last week to discuss his time in office, and whether he's done a lot of reflecting on his tenure.
The snow didn’t deter lawmakers from getting to work today to start the 2011 legislation session. Most lawmakers made it to their seats to be sworn in.
Nathan Deal became Georgia's 82 governor today. In his inaugural speech he vowed to save the hope scholarship for future generations. Deal's needs to balance a state budget that is expected to be one billion dollars short.