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Chief Justice: Georgia Supreme Court Should Only Handle Critical Cases

Chief Justice Hugh Thompson told state lawmakers Wednesday that the Supreme Court of Georgia should only handle the most critical cases.

Georgia Lawmakers Propose Creflo Dollar Highway

Senate Resolution 805 was filed last week by Sen. Donzella James (D-Atlanta) and four other co-sponsors. The measure calls for the erection of signs dedicating portions of Old National Highway in south Fulton County as Creflo Dollar Highway.

Sen. Greg Kirk Introduces More Religious Freedom Legislation

Sen. Greg Kirk (R - Americus) says his bill doesn't challenge the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage but simply keeps the government from discriminating against religious individuals.

Sen. Mike Crane Running for Congress

Sen. Mike Crane (R-Newnan) made his announcement Wednesday at the state Capitol.

Gov. Deal Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

The $23.7 billion spending plan calls for $26 million in lottery funds to build a new compensation model for Georgia's teachers.

Democrats Respond to Gov. Deal's State Of The State Address

Sen. Vincent Fort delivered the Democratic response to Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address Wednesday. Democrats accuse Deal of failing to recognize poverty as a crucial factor in policy reform.

State Of The State Address Focuses On Education

Gov. Deal used his speech to push the recommendations of his Education Reform Commission, like overhauling the state's school funding formula and looking at testing requirements.

Gov. Deal Shares $10 Billion Transportation Plan

Short term, the plan calls for projects like road repaving and bridge repairs. Long term, the 10-year plan looks at infrastructure improvements along Georgia's major interstates. Gov. Nathan Deal says the transportation investment will boost the state economy.

House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams Looks To 2016 Legislative Session

House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has a lot on her mind going into this year's legislative session, and she recently sat down to share her plans and outlook with GPB's Sam Whitehead.

Ga. Lawmakers To Take Up Religious Freedom Bills in 2016

This session, the Georgia General Assembly will look at two bills dealing with a person’s right to religious practice.