A new bill to legalize a form of medicinal marijuana in Georgia has been filed in the state Senate, and unlike its House counterpart would set up a four-year study rather than making the drug available immediately.
The Georgia House has passed a state spending plan that narrows the previous years' cuts to public education spending and hires more child protection workers.
The vote on Thursday sends the $44.6 billion budget to the Senate.
A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down version.
Eight house republicans say former Attorney General Mike Bowers’ analysis of proposed religious freedom bills is “not a credible legal document.”
Bowers called the proposed legislation ‘mean-spirited’ and said it could be used to discriminate in his review.
U.S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx made a stop in Savannah Tuesday as part of a tour meant to build support for the Grow America Act, a 478 billion dollar transportation proposal.
That legislation would provide federal funding over the next six years.
Members of Georgia's congressional delegation have written a letter to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calling the termination of the city's former fire chief a violation of free speech and religious freedom.