The state Senate Ethics Committee Monday unanimously approved a bill that would allow regulated utilities to contribute to political campaigns in Georgia.
A coalition of ethics watchdogs said they were disappointed in the vote.
Republicans have declared Monday Tenth Amendment Day in the Senate, and they plan to vote this week on three bills that highlight the constitutional amendment that relegates to the states any powers not given to the federal government.
Authorities say issues surrounding a proposed mosque in Gwinnett County are now the focus of a federal civil rights investigation.
The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division told WSB-TV in a statement that it has an ongoing investigation but declined further comment.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has taken a small first step toward a presidential run in 2012. Gingrich said Thursday he would run on a campaign of creating more jobs in the U.S., and shrinking the size of the federal government.
Governor Nathan Deal says, he'll take up President Barack Obama's offer of an early opt-out of the federal health care law.
Some health care advocates are skeptical the state can go its own way in so short a period of time.
The state House overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday that would overhaul Georgia’s college scholarship program. House Democrats and Republicans passionately debated Gov. Deal’s HOPE bill for 90 minutes.