Tue., July 3, 2012 3:17pm
A controversial law requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests is on hold. Attorneys planning to file a lawsuit against the measure are eagerly awaiting the rules.
Tue., April 17, 2012 4:00pm
Gov. Nathan Deal touted the General Assembly’s 2012 legislative accomplishments at a talk Tuesday at the Atlanta Press Club. He credited bi-partisan cooperation for passing a tax cut bill and a sentencing rules overhaul.
Mon., April 16, 2012 3:30pm
Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Monday a bill requiring drug tests for applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, also known as welfare. Opponents plan to file a lawsuit blocking the measure soon after it goes into effect on July 1.
Mon., April 16, 2012 6:00am
A state lawmaker who drafted a bill requiring drug tests for welfare applicants says Gov. Nathan Deal will sign it into law Monday. Sen. John Albers, a Roswell Republican, says the bill would save taxpayer money and deter fraud. But opponents say it largely targets low-income women, and some plan to file a lawsuit to stop the measure.