Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said this week the state might face some unintended consequences with its new immigration law.
Perdue told WXIA-TV he wanted Georgia to be known as a state that was friendly and welcoming to people.
Gov. Nathan Deal says he will support a proposed state constitutional amendment that would permit a state commission to approve the formation of charter schools.
Deal said Thursday in Savannah that the future of charter schools will be a major legislative issue next year.
The state Department of Transportation says less money than expected will come in from a proposed transportation sales tax. New projections are down about three percent.
Last year, the state predicted the one-cent sales tax for transportation would yield about $1.54 billion in 2013.
Mexico and 10 other countries have filed amicus briefs in a lawsuit that asks a judge to declare Georgia's new immigration law unconstitutional and to block it from being enforced.
The lawsuit was filed two weeks ago by civil liberties groups.