ATLANTA - A top Republican in the state Senate has proposed a wide-ranging overhaul of property taxes in Georgia.
Officials with Hall County's two biggest law enforcement agencies say they already have measures in place to prevent the racial profiling that a recently introduced state Senate bill addresses.
The two most powerful men in Georgia's legislature announced Tuesday that state legislators will join other state employees and educators who will lose days of pay for the next six months.
Sallie Sorohan is painfully aware of how dangerous texting while driving can be.
Today, state lawmakers will begin shaping a state spending plan that matches projections for the state's shrinking revenues.
State Rep. Doug Collins has been named as the secretary of the state House of Representatives' appropriations' committee.
Gov. Sonny Perdue released a spending plan Friday that will mean more furlough days for teachers and other state employees and proposes to cut entire programs to make up for lagging revenues.
Local educators say they cautiously support Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to pay teachers based on student performance rather than teachers' levels of education.
In his final State of the State address, Gov. Sonny Perdue urged state lawmakers to make painful cuts to the state budget now so that tomorrow's Georgia may prosper.
In a tough budget year when lawmakers are hard-pressed to find fat to trim from the state's finances, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said he'll continue to push for tax cuts.
As one of his first orders of business Monday, newly elected Speaker of the State House of Representatives David Ralston extended an offer to work with House Democrats.
When David Ralston is confirmed as Georgia's 72nd speaker of the state House of Representatives this morning, so will North Georgia's growing political presence in the state.
Former Georgia Speaker Glenn Richardson's legacy likely will be the reform that follows his scandal-soaked resignation - reform that Richardson may have never let happen.
Potential changes to the state's gun laws have many wondering what would happen locally if the legislature votes to allow concealed weapons into more public places.
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