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.