Criminal justice experts and officials from the Fulton County Sheriff’s office testified before state senators at the Capitol in a meeting to investigate issues that plague the Fulton County Jail. Ten people have died in the jail this year.
The Georgi Senate Rural Medical Personnel Recruitment Study Committee convened for its first meeting on Wednesday at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Habersham in Demorest.
The only current Georgia lawmaker indicted with former President Donald Trump is freshman state Sen. Shawn Still (R-Norcross) — and determining whether he remains in office as his legal process plays out begins with Gov. Brian Kemp.
At the second meeting of the Georgia Senate Study Committee on Expanding Georgia's Workforce in Savannah, representatives from regional companies detailed their work to grow and improve the local workforce.
The bill asks to create a fund to purchase conservation easements for agricultural land.
The Georgia Senate passed a bill that would create a commission with power to remove district attorneys on Day 27. Senate Bill 92, sponsored by Senator Randy Robertson (R – Catuala), would create an oversight commission for Georgia's district attorneys. The eight member panel could remove district attorneys and solicitor generals for a variety of issues, including refusal to prosecute certain crimes or physical or mental incapacity.
On Day 21 of the 2023 legislative session, the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee passed a bill that aims to create a pathway for legal gambling in Georgia.
Friday on Political Rewind: Released Atlanta police bodycam videos are stoking controversy over what happened the morning an activist was killed and a state trooper was wounded. Plus, Gov. Brian Kemp's inauguration featured a lavish ball, but his team won't reveal who paid for it.
Jackson Republican and businessman Lt. Gov. Burt Jones ran for the office after a decade as a state senator because he wanted a new challenge and thought he could help ordinary Georgians, he said
Senate Bill 11, called the "Georgia Fights Terrorism Act," was the first bill passed by the chamber on Day 11 of the legislative session.
A joint study on the future of electric transportation in Georgia delivered a series of recommendations this week, but some proposals were tabled for legislators to decide on later.
ATLANTA – A Georgia Senate committee focused on addressing homelessness heard Wednesday from a variety of Georgians who have directly experienced living on the streets.
The Mental Health Parity Act is headed to the governor’s desk after both the House and the Senate passed the bill unanimously on Wednesday.
Students from the Savannah area who rode to Atlanta to testify about a bill restricting discussions on race in school had their chance to speak Tuesday, although not how they had hoped.
Senate lawmakers backed a bill that does away with the need for a permit to carry a concealed handgun in public.