The race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate has been costly. And not just in dollars. One veteran Senator – Saxby Chambliss – is retiring. And three sitting Congressmen will leave Washington at the end of this year because they gave up those posts to run for Chambliss’s seat. That’s a whole lot of Washington know-how. All were card-carrying Georgia fiscal conservatives, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t bring funding back to their districts.
 
Monday, April 28 is Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia. A lot of people don’t even know the state holiday exists. Before coming to work at GPB, “On The Story” writer Lisa Clark was one of them. In fact, she says she was “nonplussed” when she found...
Tuesday is the last day Gov. Deal can veto or sign bills into law. And some of the most controversial bills from the legislative session are still awaiting his signature. These include a bill that would make Georgia the first state in the nation to...
Georgia’s controversial gun bill was signed into law Wednesday at an American Legion pavilion in Ellijay. And not a moment too soon for House Speaker David Ralston, who faces a serious primary challenger in less than a month.
The survey—administered by Costas Spirou, chair of GCSU's Department of Government and Sociology—asked 500 people via cell phone and landline which party they want leading the state in the next four years.
The ink is dry and H.B. 60 is no longer the “gun bill”. It took two sessions and an untold amount of private and public wrangling, but Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act”, more commonly known as the “guns everywhere” bill, is now law. Governor...
Governor Deal signed a sweeping gun bill Wednesday, expanding the places where people can carry firearms in Georgia. The Safe Carry Protection Act, more commonly known as the “guns everywhere” bill, will allow licensed gun owners to carry firearms...
A same-sex couple made history Tuesday when they file a federal lawsuit against the state, demanding the right to marry. Shelton Stroman and Chris Inniss of Snellville are the lead plaintiffs. The lawsuit will also include two other couples and a...
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a controversial gun bill Wednesday in Ellijay at a ceremony and luncheon that’s expected to attract many supporters and double as a Second Amendment rally. The so-called ‘guns everywhere’ bill will allow firearms...
A Republican candidate for Middle Georgia’s state Senate District 18 has a name that’s provoking double-takes: John F. Kennedy.
One of the candidates at the top of the Georgia GOP’s ticket this year is 71 years old. That’s Governor Nathan Deal. He faces a 38-year-old Democratic challenger, Jason Carter. And in the contentious U.S. Senate race, Democrat Michelle Nunn has used...