Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News talks with GPB's Sarah McCammon about the week's big news: runoff elections.
 
Chief Justice Carol Hunstein says it's time for Georgia to reform its tough criminal sentences. In her annual State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the state Legislature on Wednesday, Hunstein said many inmates clogging Georgia...
The Obama administration has restored funding to a Georgia-based anti-terrorism unit. US Coast Guard officials proposed eliminating the Maritime Safety and Security Team in St. Marys as part of a nationwide force reduction. Local officials believe...
Georgia lawmakers want to set up a special council to study ways of reducing Georgia's prison population. Georgia spends about 18 thousand dollars a year to house a non violent drug offender.
Legislation is making its way through the state House that would affect people riding bikes in Georgia. One measure would allow cycling on public sidewalks.
Some lawmakers want to make the elected body that regulates utilities in the state more accountable to the public. The Public Service Commission recently approved one of the biggest energy rate hikes in Georgia history.
State House lawmakers Thursday passed an $18 billion midyear budget to carry the state through the end of the fiscal year June 30. The plan included the restoration of a popular meals program for seniors. Additional money, about $14 million, for...
There’s a new effort underway at the state Capitol to push for a permanent trauma care network funding source. It’s still connected to vehicle registration fees—but with a twist. The measure revived this week by Douglas Republican Greg Goggans in...
State Rep. Ed Rynders of Albany wants voters to amend the state constitution so tuition increases at state universities cannot exceed the rate of inflation. He said controlling the cost of tuition is key to saving the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship...
Judiciary committee heard final testimony on a controversial immigration reform bill
The House has approved an $18 billion budget that funnels additional money to hospitals that care for large numbers of poor patients.