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.
Republican State Representative Allen Peake filed a bill this week that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Peake’s proposal claims fetuses are capable of feeling pain at 20 weeks. The bill is called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Hours after a Senate attempt to undo an outgoing veto be ex-Gov. Sonny Perdue, the House on Thursday declined to back up its sister chamber, with its leader saying he prefers working with his current boss to picking a fight with his former one.
Money for meals on wheels is on the chopping block this year as lawmakers work on the state budget. More than a hundred senior citizens rallied at the state capitol against cuts to the home-delivered meal program and other services.