Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Joseph John Reed of Gainesville to the Georgia State Board of Dispensing Opticians on Friday.
ATLANTA - Georgia's controversial new immigration bill is now law. Whether it will stay that way following a likely legal challenge remains to be seen. Gov. Nathan Deal, calling it "a rather historic moment," on Friday signed the measure that cracks down on illegal immigration in the state by increasing some enforcement powers and requiring many employers to check the immigration status of new hires. "While I believe immigration is an issue that can ideally ...
A statewide task force on downtowns may find a way to help Gainesville's square pull through the economic downturn.
They may be off the clock, but area state representatives took time Friday to check in with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
State lawmakers know how to work hard, and some also know how to play hard. During the 2011 legislative session, lobbyists passed around tickets to Wrestlemania, a Falcons playoff game and the Gwinnett Arena circus. The more than $3,000 worth of wrestling tickets that changed hands were just a fraction of the nearly $1 million that lobbyists shelled out for meals, drinks, tickets and gifts for legislators and bureaucrats since Jan. 1, according to lobbyist ...
ATLANTA - The list of education bills came straight from the GOP playbook: vouchers, charter schools, teacher performance, parental empowerment. But each one failed this year, even with a near super-majority for the Republican party under the Gold Dome.
A retired University of Georgia administrator is the sole finalist to become the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia, the state Board of Regents announced Friday.
Georgia's criminal justice system must change, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday as he signed legislation in his son's Hall County courtroom.
Gov. Nathan Deal appointed two Hall County men to state boards Friday, including the son of one of his business partners.
The General Assembly passed the 2012 budget last week, but state lawmakers are still looking for ways to trim costs.
It's finally time for politicians to create a smaller state government, says a Hall County lawmaker.
The morning after the 2011 legislative session ended, Gov. Nathan Deal was busy. He phoned into an Atlanta morning radio show at 8 a.m. to wish a local radio host farewell after her 10 years with the station. Then he gave his thoughts about the completed session, immigration legislation and Sunday alcohol sales in separate interviews with The Times, Associated Press and Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Then he began planning how to address more than 200 bills ...
As politicians and political scientists begin to measure the success of the 2011 legislative session, they're noting what was accomplished during a relatively quiet 40 days.
As a tough immigration law heads to Gov. Nathan Deal's desk for approval, Hall County residents and businesses are beginning to wonder how the changes will affect them.
Local educators are applauding a decision this week by the state Board of Education to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test.