A dispute between a Gainesville state representative and the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee erupted onto the floor of both houses of the General Assembly Wednesday.
BY HARRIS BLACKWOOD
The Georgia Senate has signed off on a bill by Rep. James Mills, R-Chesnut Mountain, that would provide legal protection to families who use donated embryos to have a child.
State Rep. Amos Amerson, R-Dahlonega, said a bill that places restrictions on embryonic stem cell research will not be passed this session.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has restored $6.2 million in construction funds for a new academic building at Gainesville State College. The panel also gave North Georgia College & State University an additional $6 million for campus renovation projects.
A bill approved unanimously in the state legislature last week could have a dramatic effect on future murder prosecutions in Georgia.
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A Hall County state lawmaker says the House of Representatives is struggling with a proposed change in the state's transportation administration.
The Georgia House has approved a bill that could impact an ongoing legal battle between the city of Gainesville and the owner of a company that produces modular homes.
As expected, Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, filed two bills Monday that call for non-binding referendums on the election of a mayor and school board chairman for the city of Gainesville.
State Rep. Carl Rogers confirmed Thursday that he would offer legislation for a nonbinding referendum on an elected mayor for Gainesville and an elected chairman of the Gainesville City Board of Education.
Georgia is getting a massive influx of federal stimulus money, intended to help plug a gaping hole in the state's Medicaid budget.
The Georgia House embraced targeted tax breaks aimed at creating jobs and a proposal aimed at finally doing away with the annual tag tax Thursday during a hectic make-or-break day that legislators set as a deadline to either pass dozens of bills or toss them aside for the year.
For the Georgia General Assembly, today is one of the most hectic days of the 40-day session.
House and Senate conferees reached agreement on an amended version of the current year's state budget, and the reduced spending plan is in now the hands of Gov. Sonny Perdue.