A special panel of state lawmakers is working to revise the state’s criminal justice code by tweaking a bill that could change Georgia’s criminal justice landscape.
Members of an unusual joint house and senate committee are reviewing the bill to make changes.
The passage of a controversial abortion bill in the House Wednesday puts it on the fast-track to the Senate floor for a vote. But the bill is fueling concern that fear of criminal penalties might dissuade doctors from coming to Georgia.
It's a rainy morning and US Congressman Jack Kingston is joining the mayor of suburban Richmond Hill near Savannah for the ribbon-cutting at a new physical therapy business.
There are balloons, giant scissors and lots of hand shakes and smiles.
A federal appeals court in Atlanta heard arguments Thursday in the case against Georgia’s immigration law. But the judges say they won’t rule until after the U.S. Supreme Court settles a case against a similar law enacted in Arizona.
It’s unclear if Georgians will vote in November on changing the constitution to allow the state to approve charter schools. The state Senate Wednesday unexpectedly tabled a constitutional amendment after two hours of debate.
State house lawmakers passed a controversial abortion bill Wednesday.
The so-called “fetal pain bill” cuts the time a woman could have an abortion from 26 weeks to 20 weeks. The goal is to stop late-term abortions.
The Georgia Senate has approved legislation that could make the optional "In God We Trust" decals for state license plates free.
Senate Bill 293 was passed by a vote of 48-3. It would also end the requirement for license plates to display a county decal and would make them optional.
The Georgia Senate is debating a constitutional amendment to allow the state to create charter schools. The measure failed the state House on the first vote but passed earlier this month on the second vote.