Georgia's black legislative caucus is meeting in Savannah through Saturday.
The all-Democratic group is looking past this summer's contentious special session on redistricting to work with Republican leaders.
Georgia’s Tea Party is continuing its effort to thwart a vote on a transportation sales tax. Last month, it helped to stifle a proposal to move the vote from next July to next November. Now, the political group says it’s against the vote entirely, and its opinion could sway a lot of voters.
Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss is supporting the U.S. Senator holding up debate on a funding extension to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The FAA could face another partial shutdown if Congress doesn’t pass the measure by midnight Friday.
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will coordinate distinct regional marketing campaigns for next year’s transportation sales tax vote. Officials overseeing the campaigns will also be seeking private funds to bankroll them.
A tally by the Georgia Food Industry Association finds that 97 cities and counties throughout Georgia are set to hold Sunday sales referendums during the November general election later this year.
The group said the votes represent about 2.5 million Georgians.
People who receive government-subsidized health care could deal with higher co-payments this fall. It's an effort to save the state millions of dollars.
The proposal would raise co-payments for Medicaid and for the first time require co-payments for Peachcare services.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture wants farmers to check their chemical inventory and reports any shortages to police.
The call for vigilance comes in anticipation of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks Sunday.