Two new reports are casting doubt on whether creating more drug courts in the state will save taxpayers money.
One of them comes from public radio's This American Life.
Host Ira Glass profiled the Glynn County drug court run by Judge Amanda Williams.
The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that overhauls the way Georgia treats sex traffickers by imposing higher fines and stiffer sentences while also offering new treatment options to people who could be victims of the sex slave trade.
The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for Georgia to set an execution date for Troy Davis.
Davis' case has sparked international condemnation.
Amnesty International is among the groups that doubt Davis killed Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989.
State lawmakers only have seven working days left in this year’s legislative session. This week they will cast final votes on some key issues, including the budget, Sunday alcohol sales and possibly immigration.
The party that ruled Georgia politics for a century has been losing ground for a decade.
Republicans now control the legislature and all constitutional offices.
So state Democrats want to reach voters outside of the party’s base in Atlanta.