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.
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 costing them money to staff the "early voting" booth.
City governments are raising concerns about the cost of implementing a state immigration reform bill.
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.
A State Senate committee heard testimony Monday on a controversial bill aimed at curbing illegal immigration in Georgia. Among those testifying was Bryan Tolar with the Georgia Agra business Council. He told lawmakers on the committee to tread lightly when trying to rid the state of much needed immigrant labor.
Democrats say they weren't consulted about the decision, and are concerned about what they see as partisan and unfair changes to the process.
Cases are still outstanding three years after the deadly explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar refinery near Savannah. Fourteen people died and scores were wounded in one of the worst industrial disasters in state history. Federal officials later found, the company "willfully" violated safety rules by letting combustible dust build up.
A bill to prevent Medicaid fraud was introduced in the state senate today.
State lawmakers will gather for Day-11 of the General Assembly Monday at the Capitol. Last week’s activity under the Gold Dome included the move of legislation for Sunday alcohol sales, and a bill to shorten the early voting period for all elections.