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.