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.
The top two people in charge at the state’s ethics agency are on their way out. The board of the state ethics commission says it’s restructuring to save money. Critics say it’s the latest move to dis-empower the commission.