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.
State lawmakers have started combing through proposed illegal immigration reform measures.
A proposed Georgia law to crack down on illegal immigration that mirrors some provisions in Arizona’s controversial law is set for a hearing today.
Governor Nathan Deal says the state needs an immigration reform bill it can use, rather than one for show.
A Georgia lawmaker will file a bill targeting illegal immigrants. The bill would require businesses to use a database to ensure new hires are allowed to work in the United States.