Gov. Nathan Deal raised more than $1.6 million for his inaugural celebrations and transition into office.
Documents released Friday by the Deal inaugural committee show that the former congressman spent about $1.2 million of the money.
The Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers in the country illegally. But lawyers in Atlanta who are taking steps to file an injunction against a similar Georgia law say the ruling will not affect their plans.
A federal program might not cover the full costs of Georgia's new immigration law. When Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law this month, he said a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program called 287 g could help pick up the tab.
Presidential hopeful Herman Cain announced his formal candidacy Saturday in Atlanta. He’s the second Georgian who’s entered the race.
Newt Gingrich officially entered the race last week. Cain, an Atlanta, native, made his announcement at a rally in Centennial Olympic Park.
Newly elected Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols think Georgians need a taste of train travel to convince them to support passenger rail in the state.
So, the freshman PSC member is arranging public train rides to Georgia’s next NASCAR race in September.