Voters in three Southeast Georgia counties have until Friday to cast their votes during the "early voting" period for a special election. County election officials, however, say the problem is that few people have voted and it's costing them money to staff the "early voting" booth.
A proposal that would allow cities and counties in Georgia to legalize alcohol sales on Sundays is headed to a Senate committee Wednesday. The Senate bill being discussed on Wednesday would let voters decide in local referendums whether they want Sunday alcohol sales between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
State lawmakers have finished crafting a new bill intended to crack down on illegal immigration. Peachtree City Republican Representative Matt Ramsey says the bill expands local law enforcement’s ability to check the citizenship of those suspected of a crime.
Georgia retailers are fighting to bring back the sales tax holiday this year. The lobbying effort comes despite state lawmakers’ reluctance, and the Tax Reform Council’s recommendation, to not bring it back.
This week state lawmakers will be in budget hearings, the time when state agency heads outline their spending. For the Department of Transportation, it may need to be ready for questions about the recent snow storm that rolled through the Georgia last week.
State lawmakers braced snow and icy conditions to make it to the gold dome for the beginning of the legislative session. State troopers picket up senators and representatives who needed transportation in order to have a quorum. Only 5 of Georgia’s 56 state senators didn’t make it.
The Georgia Legislature kicked off its 2011 session with snow blanketing the Capitol's gold dome. The House and Senate gaveled in at the Capitol Monday morning and are expected to formally elect leaders. The highlight of the day will be the inauguration of Georgia's new governor, Nathan Deal, and the swearing in of the slate of statewide constitutional officers.
A measure to deny birthright U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants was introduced in Washington Wednesday. The push is being made by a group of state lawmakers from across the country, including Georgia.