A freshman state lawmaker is planning to introduce legislation forcing welfare applicants to take a drug test. A federal judge has temporarily suspended a similar measure in Florida over privacy concerns.
Conservative policymakers renewed their push for tax reform Thursday at a forum organized by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Elected officials and business executives touted lifting an energy tax on manufacturers, but it's unclear how the state would replace the lost revenue.
Voters in the port and tourism heavyweight city of Savannah will go to the polls next week to choose a new mayor.
While six candidates are in the race, one man stands at the center.
Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson is barred from serving a third term.
The University Board of Regents is still working to grant honorary degrees to Civil Rights activists.The recognition would go to 38 Albany State University students.
They were arrested and expelled in the early 1960’s, during the Albany Movement.
Georgia's highest court is set to review an appeal by four members of a suicide group charged with helping a cancer-stricken man kill himself.
The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear the arguments Monday.
Columbus is committing nearly $200,000 over three years for a new homeless initiative. Three private organizations also have provided matching funds. The long-term goal is to create a single place for homeless people to receive services.
A bill sponsored by Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson to give whistleblower protection to Peace Corps volunteers passed on 406-0 vote in the U.S. House Tuesday. Now the measure is headed to the president’s desk.