Thu., March 7, 2013 4:33pm
A bill that would lower the grade point average for technical college students receiving HOPE scholarships passed the House Thursday. It was one of many bills Georgia lawmakers voted on as part of the legislative session's 30th day.
Tue., February 5, 2013 7:42pm
State lawmakers are taking their time with their first opportunity since the Newtown, Conn., gun massacre to debate about weapons in Georgia public schools.
Tue., January 15, 2013 11:23am
As Georgia state lawmakers tackle juvenile justice reform this year, they are also expected to expand on last year's overhaul of the adult criminal justice system. Last year's recommendations focused on rewriting the state's sentencing laws to emphasize rehabilitating relatively low-risk nonviolent offenders in community-based supervision programs rather sending them to prison
Mon., January 2, 2012 7:30am
Georgia ports officials are asking state lawmakers for $46 million for Savannah harbor deepening in the upcoming legislative session. But it's not the only item they'll be following. Georgia Ports Authority also is interested in the results of a year-long initiative to re-write laws affecting businesses.
Mon., December 26, 2011 12:15pm
Savannah business leaders have made support for a little-known state agency one of their legislative priorities for the next legislative session. A $1.3 million project for Herty Advanced Materials Development Center was the area's only specific funding request this year aside from Savannah harbor expansion. The agency is a high-tech research firm helping materials manufacturers.
Tue., December 6, 2011 2:07pm
A Metro Atlanta state lawmaker is resigning. State Representative Len Walker says, he plans to submit his resignation to Governor Nathan Deal in 10 days. He'll become senior chaplain at a church in North Georgia's Pickens County. The Gwinnett County Republican has served in the legislature for 17 years.
Tue., September 27, 2011 2:24pm
A comprehensive physician-led effort to fight the spread of prescription drug abuse and its destructive supply chain launched Tuesday in Gainesville. The initiative aims to attack the problem through education and legislation.
Thu., August 18, 2011 8:38am
The redistricting special session continues Thursday for lawmakers at the state Capitol, with both the House and Senate chambers set for votes on the new maps. Lawmakers will also decide whether to give their approval to Governor Nathan Deal’s decision to block an increase in the state’s gas tax.
Fri., June 17, 2011 10:11am
The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority has voted to extend its negotiations with Halls of Fame Inc. of Macon until July 31. The authority is negotiating to transfer the operations of the museum to Halls of Fame Inc., the lone group to submit a bid to take over the museum.
Fri., June 3, 2011 8:11am
State lawmakers are holding a special meeting to address the Georgia Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of the state's charter school law. State Sen. Fran Millar scheduled the meeting Friday to discuss what plans education officials and lawmakers are developing to respond to the ruling.