It was the beginning of the end of the 2012 legislative session. The Georgia Capitol, normally cleared by 4 p.m. each afternoon, was occupied well beyond nightfall Wednesday, as lawmakers fought the clock to get their bills to the other side. The day was called Crossover Day, the final day of reckoning for most bills seeking to become law this year. Any bill that didn't pass out of at least one chamber by the end ...
Georgia lawmakers are breaking for lunch following the passage of a new spending plan for the state.
Georgia senators have given a pass to a bill that aims to keep illegal immigrants out of Georgia's public colleges, despite protests that Gov. Nathan Deal and House leadership did not want to deal with the issue this year.
Georgia colleges and universities have been asked to do more - a quarter of a million more.
A new configuration of state House districts in Hall County made a swift move out of the Capitol on Thursday, earning the approval of both the Senate and Gov. Nathan Deal.
More than two years after city residents voted to have a specially elected mayor, it might become reality.
A bill that seeks to ensure Georgians' freedom to grow their own food seems to have stalled. House Bill 853, dubbed the Georgia Right to Grow Act, made it out of the state House committee on agriculture and consumer affairs on Feb. 9. It's seen little action since then. Clint Mueller, legislative director for Association County Commissioners of Georgia, said he would be surprised if the bill makes it past the powerful House ...
ATLANTA - Addressing a crowd that largely stood in opposition of one of his proposals to reorganize disability services in the state, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal offered a compromise Thursday.
ATLANTA - A bill that would give local governments the power to call for a vote on packaged liquor sales has stalled in a state House subcommittee.
ATLANTA - A redesign of state House districts in Hall County awaits the approval of the state Senate after a Senate committee in charge of Georgia's voting districts gave an initial OK Wednesday.
ATLANTA - State Rep. Amos Amerson will defend a bill in a House subcommittee today that would give local governments the power to call for a referendum on liquor sales.
It's possible Hall County could elect its own representative in a proposed new state House of Representatives district.
Friday's debate over a new map for House districts in Hall County reopened the wounds of last summer's redistricting session.
Georgia lawmakers unanimously passed an amended spending plan Friday that will guide state agencies' spending through June.
ATLANTA - Discussion on a bill that might keep illegal immigrants from attending Georgia's colleges has been put off, for now.