A bill protecting people with workers' compensation claims against insolvent insurance companies is making its way through the state Capitol.
Hopes for a $1 tax on cigarettes may be snuffed by lawmakers who aren't looking to spark controversy with a new tax.
Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to cut state funds by more than 10 percent for hospitals serving Medicaid patients could cost Northeast Georgia Health System more than $5 million, according to a source with the hospital.
Local students joined those from across the state Monday at the Capitol to rally against budget cuts to the University System of Georgia.
A bill that would fund transportation projects through sales taxes is a moving target, lawmakers say.
Identical water conservation bills that cleared both chambers of the legislature Wednesday send a message that Georgia intends to make the most of its allocation of the resource, lawmakers say.
Some local educators are skeptical of new legislation that would link teacher pay to student performance and eliminate pay incentives for teachers studying to get advanced degrees.
Local college leaders were heartened on Thursday by Gov. Sonny Perdue's pledge to protect the state's public colleges from sweeping cuts that would force thousands of layoffs and steep tuition hikes.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers were urged Wednesday to soften the blows to public colleges and universities, which face up to $600 million in cuts as part of the state's budget crisis.
If a budget scenario that slashes nearly $59 million in state funding from the University of Georgia becomes reality, half of Georgia's 158 county extension offices will go dark and 4-H programs across the state will completely disappear.
Following Monday's release of a proposal to shave hundreds of millions of dollars from the University System of Georgia's budget, North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College communities are scrambling to rally against the unprecedented cuts.
A plan to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the University System of Georgia's budget might mean cutting Gainesville State College's swimming program and eliminating 20 percent of the courses at North Georgia College & State University, according to a document compiled for lawmakers.
As public universities scramble to meet state legislator's demands this week to slice their budgets by millions, local students are busy finding creative ways to fund their own higher education.
It won't be a break involving drinks with tiny umbrellas, but state lawmakers plan to take a two-week hiatus to get their minds around a comparatively sized spending plan.
At 40 years old, Maureen Hewag doesn't look like the typical first-year student studying on a Monday afternoon in Brenau University's student center.