Former President Jimmy Carter has another distinction to his name. The 99-year-old is the first living U.S. president to be honored with an official White House Christmas ornament, which was unveiled Wednesday.
A bill introduced Tuesday by a top lieutenant to Republican House Speaker Jon Burns proposes to create a Comprehensive Health Care Commission. That could lead to more health coverage in the future, but not this year.
Georgia senators are advancing a proposal that would require school libraries to notify parents of every book their child checks out. The state Senate Education and Youth Committee voted 5-4 Tuesday to advance the bill to the full Senate for more debate.
Property tax rates could drop in some Georgia school districts under a House plan. It would let districts with low property wealth continue to qualify for state aid even if they decrease property tax rates.
For years, churches and nonprofits have banded together money to bail out people from jail, often in time for Mother's Day or Father's Day. But these wide-scale initiatives could be significantly restricted, if not criminalized, under a recently passed Georgia bill.