In a political upset, Congressman Jack Kingston lost the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday night to millionaire businessman David Perdue. The Savannah representative gave up the seat he’s held in Congress for 22 years to run for U.S. Senate in a bid to help the GOP win back control of that chamber. What’s more, he won the backing of nearly all prominent Republicans in Georgia. But it wasn’t enough to stem a tide of anti-Washington fervor that’s tarred Republicans as much as Democrats. Kingston said the race is about more than who represents Georgia in the Senate.
 
Two years ago the Public Health department was merged into the Department of Community Health. Lawmakers say a separate agency would be more effective and there would be no change in the state budget.
In a pair of 5-4 votes, Savannah City Council members showed that they remain bitterly divided over who should become the city's next chief executive. The split has exposed racial tensions in the city. The votes also present no clear path...
A bill that would mandate Georgia driver's license exams for permanent residents be given only in English is expected to face a vote in the House Wednesday. The legislation's sponsor, Rep. James Mills, says the current policy of allowing...
A House panel has approved a bill that would pave the way for stores in Georgia to sell alcohol on Sundays. The House Regulated Industries Committee approved the measure Wednesday. A similar bill has already cleared a key Senate panel.
Alabama officials have expressed concern over Georgia’s push for reservoirs and its regulation of water transfers.
A member of the newly-formed Georgia Alliance for Ethics Reform has filed a complaint against the lobbyist who took House Speaker David Ralston and members of his family and staff to Europe during the Thanksgiving holiday.
City governments are raising concerns about the cost of implementing a state immigration reform bill.
Voters in three Southeast Georgia counties have until Friday to cast their votes during the "early voting" period for a special election. County election officials, however, say the problem is that few people have voted and it's...
Governor Nathan Deal says he wants to do more research on a program employers can use to verify if their workers are legal. Conservative lawmakers have to weigh whether forcing employers to check work status hurts the state’s economy.
Georgia’s revenue increased $117 million in January. That’s according to numbers released today by Governor Nathan Deal.