Residents of Fulton and DeKalb counties currently pay a 1 percent sales tax for MARTA.
Sen. Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta) has introduced legislation that would allow Fulton and DeKalb voters to approve an additional 1/2 percent sales tax for the system.
The bill that would keep religious leaders from being forced to marry same-sex couples passed its first test at the Capitol Thursday. The legislation, known as the Pastor Protection bill, made it through a House Judiciary Subcommittee with minor changes.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said that a scan of his torso conducted last week found no signs of melanoma, the serious form of cancer that doctors discovered last summer in his liver and brain, but he will continue treatment on February 9th.
Macon Republican Allen Peake said he plans to continue helping registered cannabis oil users in Georgia obtain the drug, despite what was widely seen as a warning earlier this week from Governor Nathan Deal.
Sen. Josh McKoon’s (R-Columbus) religious freedom bill may be the one that’s received the most publicity, but there are now at least seven different religious freedom bills under consideration at the Capitol this session.