Mon., November 19, 2012 12:00pm
A Georgia politician and a Michigan humanitarian project founder will be honored with public service awards bearing President John F. Kennedy's name. The awards recognize Americans younger than 40 whose public service exemplifies JFK's spirit.
Thu., October 13, 2011 10:24am
Georgia is challenging the constitutionality of a clause in the 1965 federal Voting Rights Act. The challenge is part of a lawsuit filed last week that seeks approval for Georgia’s new redistricting maps.
Wed., August 24, 2011 5:33pm
A key House committee approved draft congressional maps Wednesday. The proposal will keep an air force base near Valdosta in the first congressional district. The draft maps now head to the full House for a vote.
Mon., April 11, 2011 5:09pm
A tax overhaul that Republicans had promoted as a key part of their agenda is dead for the legislative session. A joint legislative panel signed off on the bill Monday morning and it appeared headed to a full House vote the same day. But the House adjourned without taking up the measure, which effectively kills it for the session.
Thu., April 7, 2011 2:50pm
A revised tax reform plan would create a large funding gap in the state budget next year. That’s according to a report by the state auditor. The plan would give nearly every Georgian a tax cut.
Thu., March 31, 2011 9:05pm
State lawmakers cannot agree on a tax reform plan. And they have decided to take another week to resolve their differences.
Thu., March 31, 2011 6:24am
State lawmakers were unable to come to an agreement Wednesday evening on a tax reform plan, so work will continue Thursday. A Republican-proposed measure would cut the state income tax from 6 to 4.5 percent. But it would add taxes on auto repair, car sales between individuals and some telecommunication services.
Wed., November 10, 2010 6:31pm
Stacey Abrams is the first woman ever to be minority leader in Georgia.