Georgia's Democratic Party chairman has acknowledged the party was recently down to about a month's worth of operating expenses but has made adjustments that will keep the party in business through the spring.
Both the state House and Senate have passed a bill changing the career qualifications for the state's number two in command of the Georgia National Guard. The measure smooths over Gov. Nathan Deal’s recent appointment of Joe Jarrard to the position.
State lawmakers passed a bill last week that would let Georgians decide whether the state should approve charter schools. It now heads to the Senate where support is mixed. But the GOP-backed measure had rare bi-partisan backing in the House.
In honor of black history month the state Senate honored one of their own, who made history more than forty years ago.
When Senator Leroy Johnson was elected back in 1964, he became the first African-American to serve in the Georgia State Senate since Reconstruction.
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate packed a meeting room at the state capitol Friday.
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would outlaw abortions after the first 20-weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is threatened.