One Georgia lawmaker is proposing a bill that would make it harder for Native Americans to get state consent for tribal lands.
Brunswick State Senator William Ligon introduced the legislation over gambling concerns.
A new poll released Friday shows that 72% of Georgians support bringing horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering to the ballot in November.
It comes on the heels of Thursday’s proposal of a bi-partisan constitutional amendment to legalize gambling on horse racing in Georgia.
Georgians who lose their jobs next year could see fewer unemployment checks under a bill passed by the state Senate. Supporters say it will help re-pay $700 million Georgia borrowed from the federal government to cover unemployment reserves.
A bill allowing third parties to lease solar panels has been tabled in the Senate Regulated Industries Committee. The measure garnered support from both the solar industry and personal finance guru Clark Howard, who testified the bill could bring thousands of jobs to Georgia.
Georgia’s juvenile code is one step closer to being re-written.
State lawmakers passed the revised bill. Now it moves forward to the powerful Rules Committee to decide if the bill goes to the House floor for a vote.
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.