Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that President Obama approved a federal disaster declaration for 16 counties devastated by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding on April 27-28. The storms killed 15 people and hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged.
Gov. Nathan Deal has set a June 21 special election to replace state Rep. Hank Huckaby.
The Republican resigned his seat when he became the lone finalist to take over as chancellor of the University System of Georgia.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill paving the way for communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores.
Deal signed the legislation Thursday morning before heading to north Georgia to survey severe storm damage.
Republicans in the state Senate are meeting today outside of Atlanta to discuss leadership issues.
Senator Don Balfour of Snelling said the caucus would be meeting for much of today to discuss the issue.
Researchers at a Washington, D.C.-based think tank say, Georgia's doing better than most states in setting aside money for state worker pensions.
But the state still isn't saving enough to cover retiree health benefits.
Rep. John Lewis (D-5) announced Tuesday that he will seek reelection next year.
The congressman made the announcement before the Atlanta press club.
Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1986, Lewis will be seeking his 14th consecutive term.