ATLANTA -- The Georgia General Assembly ended its 2008 session Friday, giving final approval to the $21.2 billion state budget for fiscal year 2009.
The Georgia General Assembly heads into its final day with a number of unresolved issues, including differences between the House and Senate over the $21.2 billion budget.
10:50 p.m. State Rep. Ben Bridges, R-Cleveland, announced Friday night that he would not be a candidate for re-election to his House seat.
The state Senate has passed its version of a credit freeze bill that would allow consumers who are victims of identity theft to "freeze" access to their credit records.
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Senate unanimously approved a $21.4 billion state budget Friday that restores $2.4 million in design funds for a new academic building at Gainesville State College.
The Georgia General Assembly goes back to work today with just six days left in their 40-day session.
A bill that would add a third judgeship for the State Court of Hall County was presented Thursday in the Georgia General Assembly.
Members of both houses of the General Assembly agree on one thing: They want to give voters an election year gift in the form of tax relief.
There's a major difference of opinion under the Gold Dome of Georgia's state Capitol.
A bill passed Monday by the Georgia House of Representatives would consolidate the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Center and 15 other RDCs in the state into 12 regional commissions.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has earned a reputation for his calm demeanor. But some unexpected maneuvering on a bill regulating red light cameras had the lieutenant governor seeing red. Senators tabled the measure, but not before the Chestnut Mountain Republican scolded them for trying to clutter it up with a stack of "Mickey Mouse-type amendments." "And I'm not real happy about it," Cagle warned from his podium presiding ...
Facing sagging state revenues, Gov. Sonny Perdue has begun slashing millions of dollars from state spending proposals for the current and upcoming fiscal years.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue said Monday the state's flagging economy is making it necesssary to cut millions of dollars from the budget.
Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes once admonished the General Assembly to beware of lobbyists in the halls of the Capitol "with their eel-skinned briefcases and alligator shoes."
When out-of-state tourists visit a Georgia winery and would like to purchase a case of the local vintage to ship home, they likely will hear the winer's whine: We can't do that.