The American Civil Liberties Union in Georgia is taking aim at state and federal immigration enforcement laws that it says tear apart immigrant families and unnecessarily tie up local police.
 
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.
But Democratic leadership says education still loses. Money for meals on wheels and the respite program that helps family members provide home care for the elderly was put back in the 2011 budget.
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.