The state rested its case Tuesday in the trial of state Senator Don Balfour, after aiming to show the Snellville Republican cheated taxpayers. The long-serving senator is charged with seeking reimbursements on days when he wasn’t on state duty.
A group of five Georgia residents is accusing the state's 180 local school districts of illegally using taxpayer money to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools. The proposal would allow the state to create a new board that could pick private entities to run independent schools financed by taxpayers. Local boards currently control charters.