The state House approved small changes Friday to new election maps it passed during the summer Special session. The changes, the largest of which affects Hall County, Gov. Nathan Deal’s home county, spurred heated debate on the floor of the House.
The state House unanimously approved a supplemental budget Friday for the current fiscal year that ends in June. The $18.5 billion plan is up about 1 percent from the original estimate, owing to rising state tax collections.
Three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a $600 million project to deepen the Savannah River shipping channel.
The suit was filed Friday in state court in Jasper County on the South Carolina side of the river.
A state legislative committee approved a resolution Thursday that would allow Georgians to vote on whether the state can authorize charter schools.
The measure would overturn a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that banned the state’s charter school commission.
The Georgia Senate Agriculture committee has approved a resolution urging Congress to allow states to administer their own version of the federal visa program that allows employers to bring in foreign workers for seasonal agricultural work.
A state senator has proposed a bill that would make it mandatory to report child abuse to a law enforcement agency.
Current law requires teachers, doctors, nurses and counselors to report suspected abuse.