Lawmakers hosted Georgia Tea Party Day at the state capitol Wednesday. Three years to the day the party was founded Georgia Tea Party members say the party has evolved from rallies and protests to influencing policy and legislation.
State senators are considering a bill aimed at capturing water in Georgia before it reaches Tennessee.
Chickamauga Republican Jeff Mullis says his bill would clarify the legality of proposed new reservoirs on north Georgia creeks and rivers.
The state House of Representatives proposed a change Tuesday to Georgia's assisted suicide law.
The new bill seeks felony punishment for anyone who knowingly and willfully assists someone in taking their life.
The state House narrowly passed a bill Wednesday that would allow Georgians to vote on whether the state can approve charter schools. A different version of the GOP-backed constitutional amendment failed on its first vote earlier this month.
Lawmakers paid homage to the country of Turkey at the state capital today. The event included traditional Turkish fare and cultural performances. The annual Turkish-American day highlights the growing economic relationship between Turkey and Georgia.
Lawmakers have introduced a bill that sets how the state could pay for charter schools. It’s a companion bill to a GOP-backed charter school constitutional amendment that, despite persistent opposition, is expected to have a second vote in the House Wednesday.
There was a senate hearing Monday on giving drug tests to Georgians on welfare.
Senator John Albers of North Fulton County says requiring welfare recipients to pass a drug test would keep struggling parents away from illegal drugs: