Georgia’s new crackdown on illegal immigration has been law since July 1. Farmers say it’s scaring away both documented and undocumented workers. And now other sectors are beginning to feel the pinch. Some businesses say without these workers, they can’t get the job done.
The chairman of Georgia's ethics commission says he won't resign.
A complaint was filed alleging Patrick Millsaps is illegally serving on the commission, citing state law which says that members of the panel may not serve more than one complete term.
Georgia cities and counties could have a harder time finding money to build big water and sewer projects.
Declining tax revenues are only part of the problem.
Property tax digests are falling, leaving counties in a budget lurch.
Congress’s failure to extend the Federal Aviation Administration’s funding has blocked some airport projects. And the lack of a long-term funding agreement for the FAA is limiting airport directors’ ability to plan.
As lawmakers in Washington continue to negotiate over the federal budget, Governor Nathan Deal has ordered his staff to come up with a plan in the event of deep spending cuts. Many federal dollars are at stake for Georgia.