Nearly every Georgia community gets their time to shine in the state's Capitol. Hall County prefers to cluck. About 300 "chickens" from Hall County made their way to the desks of state legislators and officials Thursday, courtesy of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Hall County. The "chickens" - actually chicken-shaped cardboard boxes - are a community-centric token of appreciation for state officials, said Kit Dunlap, president of the Greater Hall Chamber of ...
State Rep. Carl Rogers, a vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, may finally get to work on something else this weekend.
The technology isn't that widespread, but already the "Chips" are stacked against it.
Local education leaders are bristling at the latest attempt by state legislators to reform school boards and give the governor power to remove underperforming board members.
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. The Dahlonega woman's grandson, Caleb Sorohan, 18, was killed in a head-on crash last month while sending a text message on his cell phone, she said. The North Georgia College & State University freshman was driving during the afternoon on Dec. 16 near his hometown of Rutledge when his car drifted into the oncoming lane while he was texting. He died after ...
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.