Sunday alcohol sales got a hearing in a state Senate caucus meeting Wednesday at the state Capitol. Following was a secret vote count that could determine whether the controversial measure makes it to a full Senate vote.
Georgia lawmakers want to set up a special council to study ways of reducing Georgia's prison population. Like other states around the country Georgia is pushing for reforms in how it deals with non violent offenders.
President Barack Obama's budget restores funding to an elite Coast Guard unit.
The 85-member Maritime and Safety Security Team is based in St. Marys.
The team is responsible for high-level specialized security and is part of the nation's anti-terrorism response.
Ethics Reform Advocates are pushing for limits on lobbyist spending.
Interests groups and representatives from both parties lobbied at the capitol today in support of a $100 limit on lobbyist spending.
Some lawmakers want to make the elected body that regulates utilities in the state more accountable to the public. The Public Service Commission recently approved one of the biggest energy rate hikes in Georgia history.