Governor Nathan Deal laid out his plans for the coming year in his annual State of the State address at the State Capitol. He wants to spend more money on education, transportation, security and job growth.
A prosecutor said he will launch an "immediate investigation" into misconduct charges against a powerful south Georgia judge who stepped down this month rather than face allegations that she abused her authority.
The Georgia chapter of the NAACP is asking state lawmakers to end capital punishment.
NAACP state president Edward Dubose said at a rally Monday that execution is murder. State Sen. Vincent Fort has said he will file legislation to end capital punishment.