Governor Nathan Deal is pushing alternative sentencing programs as a way of reducing the prison population.
It's all about the cash-strapped state budget.
Deal wants more drug courts as a way to keep non-violent offenders out of jail, reducing the need to lock them up.
Some rural lawmakers in the state house want to make sure water transfers from one river basin to another get more scrutiny from State officials.
The move comes after the Department of Natural Resources issued new rules on water tansfer permits.
Some state lawmakers want to shorten the length of time people can vote early from 45 days to 21. The bill has bipartisan support because it would save money. Many smaller counties think it’s a good idea.
Georgia was one of the 26 states that filed the federal lawsuit against health care reform. Governor Nathan Deal says the federal judge's decision that the law is unconstituional is not a complete victory.
A new bill requiring zero-based budgeting will be introduced in the state House today. The move comes after the state Senate last week overrode a veto of former Governor Sonny Perdue on a similar measure. At issue is whether the vetoed bill would be legal.