Gun owners would not submit fingerprints or go through background checks under a proposed bill. But critics say the measure would jeopardize public safety.
Georgians wanting to carry a concealed weapon have to pay a permit fee, undergo a background check and submit to fingerprinting.
A federal appeals court in Atlanta has denied requests by Georgia and Alabama to delay action on legal challenges to their tough new laws targeting illegal immigration pending the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on a similar challenge to Arizona's immigration law.
Logging trucks on Georgia’s state and local roads could soon be two tons heavier.
Lawmakers will consider a bill when the General Assembly convenes in January to increase the weight limit for trucks hauling forest products or poultry.
A coastal judge accused of ethical violations has agreed to resign.
Glynn County Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams stood accused of jailing inmates indefinitely, giving preferential treatment and abusing power.
A new bipartisan deal in Congress allocates nearly a half billion dollars to East Coast port projects.
Georgia and South Carolina lawmakers applauded the agreement -- part of a larger year-end federal spending bill.
Georgia Tea Party groups are gearing up for the 2012 election by identifying state Republicans whom they say aren’t fiscally conservative. The groups are targeting House Speaker David Ralston and other prominent lawmakers.