Governor Nathan Deal says he will sign a controversial immigration measure headed to his desk.
The bill allows police officers to check the immigration status of people stopped for traffic violations. It also forces many companies to check the citizenship of new hires.
Lawmakers finished up this year’s legislative session late Thursday night. But they will be back at the state Capitol this summer for a special session on redistricting. And Gov. Nathan Deal will decide what else is on the agenda.
A bill that would allow the elderly to remain in assisted living centers will head to Governor Nathan Deal for this signature.
Under current Georgia law, seniors are sometimes moved to nursing homes unwillingly when they are no longer mobile or can’t take their medications.
Lawmakers are finishing up this year’s legislative session. But they will be back at the Capitol this summer for a special session on redistricting. Gov. Nathan Deal will decide what else is on the agenda.
Utilities such as Georgia Power will be able to make political contributions under a bill that’s headed to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature. If the Governor signs it, the measure will overturn a 36-year ban on such contributions.