The so-called Gang of Six plan to meet in Washington Monday now that the Super Committee has failed to come up with a plan to cut the federal deficit.
One member of the bi-partisan group of legislators is Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss.
A state lawmaker has filed a bill that would delay how long it takes for communities to become independent cities. Metro Atlanta counties have seen a spate of new cities in recent years. But the bill aims to address both urban and rural municipal issues.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is rebuffing some of her state's lawmakers on Savannah harbor deepening. Haley said, she won't meet with lawmakers about a permit her appointees approved for the port expansion.
Georgians have until Dec. 23 to comment on new state and congressional district maps. The U.S. Department of Justice is in the midst of its 60 day-review of the maps. Voter advocate groups say this may be the last chance to comment before the maps go into effect for a decade.
A federal appeals court has ruled that death penalty defendants in Georgia will have to prove they are mentally disabled beyond a reasonable doubt to avoid execution, the most stringent legal standard in the nation.
Construction costs for Georgia Power’s two new nuclear reactors are rising. The utility told the Georgia Public Service Commission this week that the total project remains under budget because of lower financing costs. But ongoing labor issues are posing problems.