On Thursday, Gov. Brian Kemp signed several bills he said will make Georgia schools safer.
Georgia schools will be required to hold annual drills for responding to campus shooters and perform reading assessments for younger students three times per year under new laws signed by Gov. Brian Kemp.
The financial year for Georgia’s 26 public colleges and universities starts in July with significant cuts for all institutions in the budget awaiting Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature.
Senate Bill 51, which would end the sales tax on menstrual products in the state, did not advance out of the committee this year, though it is still alive for 2024 when the Legislature reconvenes next January.
Gov. Brian Kemp vetoed House Bill 319 on Tuesday.
Georgia House Democrats cheered a rare win Wednesday night when efforts to expand Georgia’s school voucher program failed, dooming the project for 2023.
Lawmakers signed off on a $32.4 billion spending plan for next year as the clock expired on the 2023 legislative session, although Gov. Brian Kemp warned of “significant holes” in the budget.
Jeff Breedlove with the Georgia Council for Recovery called the bill “delayed, not dead” and says the group will continue to work toward its passage next session.
After rounds of updates, the Georgia House and Senate have agreed on the latest electric vehicle regulation bill and sent it to Gov. Brian Kemp to sign.
For the Georgia General Assembly, 2023 was a year when a lot of things didn't happen. There's no one policy fight that sums up 2023. Instead, 2023 may be remembered for new leaders in Lt. Gov. Burt Jones and House Speaker Jon Burns, and a struggle over who defines priorities.
Georgia lawmakers have struck a deal on increasing weight limits for some trucks using Georgia highways. The legislature approved a last-minute compromise reached by House and Senate negotiators early Thursday during the final minutes of lawmakers' 2023 session.
The Georgia Legislature gave final passage — or not — to controversial bills on the last day of the legislative session, including budget cuts, bail, schools and more.
The Republican-controlled Georgia Senate gave final passage Wednesday to legislation prohibiting local elections offices from receiving private donations to help run their operations.
Georgia lawmakers are agreeing to a state budget that will pay full tuition for all college students receiving a HOPE Scholarship while boosting pay for all state and university employees. A House-Senate agreement signed Wednesday sets a $32.5 billion state budget beginning July 1.
The legislation would require schools to screen students from kindergarten to third grade on their reading proficiency three times a year.