Fri., March 11, 2011 9:31am
The budget plan for Georgia's next fiscal year is ready for a House vote. Meanwhile, the bill to revamp and save the state's HOPE scholarship program has cleared both chambers of the Geneal Assembly, and is ready for Governor Nathan Deal's signature.
Wed., March 9, 2011 9:02am
Hot debate in the state Senate yielded passage of the bill to revamp the HOPE program. Other bills getting the green light in Wednesday's General Assembly session - legislation for clear-cutting of trees around billboards, and
Fri., March 4, 2011 9:52am
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.
Fri., March 4, 2011 9:11am
An illegal immigration bill passes the House, while a new bill on where gun owners can carry makes a re-appearance. Also, Georgia's attorney general weighs-in on the issue of whether allowing voters to decide on Sunday alcohol sales is constitutional.
Tue., March 1, 2011 9:56am
There was action on an illegal immigration bill, public defender system legislation, and an unveiling of a bill to enact a sweeping rewrite to Georgias' sunshine laws.
Wed., February 16, 2011 9:52am
Senate Republicans will meet Wednesday to decide whether a bill to allow Sunday sales of alcohol in Georgia will make it to the full Senate for a vote.
Fri., February 11, 2011 12:50pm
There’s a new effort underway at the state Capitol to push for a permanent trauma care network funding source. It’s still connected to vehicle registration fees—but with a twist. The measure revived this week by Douglas Republican Greg Goggans in the state Senate would peel-off $10 from the sale of each license tag and direct it into a dedicated trauma fund.
Fri., February 11, 2011 8:27am
State House lawmakers Thursday passed an $18 billion midyear budget to carry the state through the end of the fiscal year June 30. The plan included the restoration of a popular meals program for seniors. Additional money, about $14 million, for hospitals that care for large numbers of poor patients. And the plan also eliminates six state-funded crime victim’s advocates and closes two youth detention centers.
Thu., February 10, 2011 8:22am
The House has approved an $18 billion budget that funnels additional money to hospitals that care for large numbers of poor patients.
Wed., February 9, 2011 9:56am
A bill that would mandate Georgia driver's license exams for permanent residents be given only in English is expected to face a vote in the House Wednesday. The legislation's sponsor, Rep. James Mills, says the current policy of allowing drivers tests to be administered in 14 languages poses a safety hazard since road signs are printed in English.