Georgia's Republican governor and legislative leaders want to speed up an already-planned cut in the state income tax rate. Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Burt Jones and House Speaker Jon Burns said Monday that they support a plan to create a flat income tax rate of 5.39% starting Jan. 1.
A Georgia Senate committee is recommending that the state abolish its requirement for permits to build health facilities. The Tuesday report sets up a renewed push on the issue that sparked a House-Senate standoff in the 2023 legislative session.
Two Georgia juvenile court judges say the head of the state's child welfare agency asked judges to violate state law. They say Human Services Commissioner Candice Broce asked judges to keep some children inappropriately locked in juvenile detention centers.
A policy expert with the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute says the low enrollment numbers do not match the state’s $20 million dollar investment in Gov. Brian Kemp's Pathways to Coverage program.
Georgia now has $10.7 billion in surplus cash after the state ran a huge surplus for the third straight year. The State Accounting Office said Monday that Georgia ran a $5.3 billion surplus in the 2022 budget year ended June 30.
Georgia's state taxes on gasoline and diesel will be suspended for another month. Gov. Brian Kemp extended the tax rollback in a Friday executive order. The suspension will now last at least through Nov. 11.
A political group linked to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is launching an ad campaign backing the Republican's efforts to make it harder for people to file lawsuits and win big legal judgments.
Past high-profile trials suggest additional scrutiny and stress for the four judges overseeing the indictments against former President Donald Trump. But the challenge facing Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee in Georgia is unlike any of the others.
Hyundai is rushing to start electric vehicle and battery production at a $7.6 billion complex in coastal Georgia, spurred by federal electric vehicle incentives that reward domestic production.
Georgia will give Hyundai Motor Group a projected $2.1 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to build electric cars and batteries in the state. That amount is up by nearly $300 million after Hyundai and battery make LG Energy Solution announced last month that they would raise their own investment at the complex west of Savannah by more than $2 billion.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is suspending the state's gas tax for one month, which will save motorists about 31 cents per gallon.
Former President Donald Trump says he will surrender to authorities in Georgia on Thursday to face charges in the case accusing him of illegally scheming to overturn his 2020 election loss.
The complicated relationship has been on full display this week after Trump was indicted in Georgia for seeking to overturn the 2020 election.
A Georgia agency says it will name a special prosecutor to consider whether the state's Republican lieutenant governor should face criminal charges for efforts to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 election loss in the state. Trump and 18 allies were indicted Monday, but Fulton County District Attorney was blocked from seeking an indictment of Lt. Gov. Burt Jones.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he wants to make it harder for people to file lawsuits and win big legal judgments. Kemp told the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in an appearance Tuesday in Athens that lawsuit suits are driving up insurance and business costs.