President Barack Obama laid out a vision for his final two years in the White House in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Now his challenge is to get both the American public and the Republican majority in Congress on board.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a $45 billion budget plan Friday that would narrow the spending gap in public education, hire more child protection workers and give state employees low-level raises.
The new Republican majority in Congress took control Tuesday with several new faces from Georgia as part of the mix.
WASHINGTON - Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.
Georgia is among dozens of states trying to make up for stagnating federal funding of highway and bridge maintenance as cars become more efficient and drivers pay less in fuel taxes.
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