ATLANTA - A bill that would have allowed Sunday alcohol sales in Georgia stores was pulled from committee just before it was scheduled for a vote.
ATLANTA - A number of Northeast Georgia lawmakers say they would have no problem voting to penalize members of the General Assembly who haven't paid their taxes.
ATLANTA - Republican legislative leaders have been reluctant to back tax increases to help Georgia fill a $2.6 billion deficit, but both chambers of the state legislature have now adopted separate plans to allow voters to decide whether to adopt a 1 percent sales tax increase for transportation improvements.
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue slashed $1.6 billion in state spending from the budget for the coming fiscal year, but is using some $1.1 billion in federal stimulus dollars to soften the blow of the budget cuts.
Hall County officials say a bill that would prevent local governments from increasing homeowners' property assessments through 2011 wouldn't have an effect locally.
Georgia Power customers soon could begin paying for an expansion of nuclear power in Georgia under legislation that passed the state House on Thursday.
Private school vouchers for public school students - it's controversial legislation that many public educators hope will just go away.
A bill that would open the way for Georgia Power to boost electric rates in 2011 cleared its first hurdle Friday in the state House.
After weeks of speculation, Gov. Sonny Perdue, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson announced a bill Thursday that will strip away much of the power of the State Transportation Board.
Would you pay more than $6.50 for a pack of cigarettes? The American Cancer Society hopes you won't.
Georgia is now the only state in the nation that doesn't require pickup drivers to wear seat belts.
An infusion of cash from the federal stimulus package will give Georgia the money for a homeowner tax break after all.
The state Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution urging Congress to facilitate the building of water reservoirs on Chattahoochee National Forest land.
It's not unusual for states to offer tax incentives to lure new industries. But in a bid to entice manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceuticals, Georgia may go a step beyond.
A Hall County lawmaker who serves on the House Appropriations Committee said budget writers are preparing for an additional $618 million in state budget cuts.