ATLANTA — A Georgia Senate committee Thursday tacked a fee favored by ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft onto a measure aimed at relieving income taxes for farmers hit hard by Hurricane Michael.
ATLANTA — Halloween signs and legal hurdles tripped up legislation aimed at requiring repeat sexual offenders to wear electronic ankle monitors for life in Georgia that a state House panel examined this week.
ATLANTA — A new investigative unit tasked with cracking down on human trafficking in Georgia has started paying dividends after its creation last year, according to state law enforcement officials and Gov. Brian Kemp.
ATLANTA -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency is doubling the area it’s probing for lead contamination west of downtown Atlanta, and residents and volunteer researchers say they want more help from local governments to notify neighbors and urge lead testing of children.
ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers stepped closer to increasing the per-ton fee to store toxic coal ash at landfills Monday by passing legislation out of the state Senate.
ATHENS – The University of Georgia will hold a ceremony to officially name its College of Education in honor of Mary Frances Early, the university’s first African American graduate, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center.
The new test results that rolled in Wednesday night were about what Fletcher Sams expected: Out of 36 drinking wells in Juliette, all but six showed troubling levels of a cancer-causing substance that has riled residents of the small Middle Georgia town.
ATLANTA — Legislation has been filed to bolster regulations for assisted senior-living facilities, personal care homes and memory centers in Georgia.
ATLANTA - Legislation aimed at requiring back-seat passengers to wear safety belts in Georgia hit speed bumps Wednesday as key Senate lawmakers disagreed over penalties and court implications for violators.
ATLANTA — Criminal justice reform and judicial impartiality in Georgia were urged by prominent officials including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at a dedication ceremony for the state’s new court building Tuesday.
ATLANTA — Georgia tax collections were up 4.5% last month compared to January of last year, welcome news for state lawmakers trying to come to grips with budget cuts ordered by Gov. Brian Kemp.
VALDOSTA -- A dean at Valdosta State University was among 14 people arrested and charged with sex crimes against children during a four-day sting operation in Georgia, according to the GBI.
ATLANTA — The practice of pawning one’s car title to make ends meet could get a bit more restrictive in Georgia under a bipartisan bill filed in the 2020 legislative session.
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Legislation that would close a loophole in Georgia law pertaining to sexual misconduct by a foster parent was introduced in the state House of Representatives this week.
ATLANTA — Undocumented students could pay in-state college tuition in Georgia under a bill Democratic lawmakers filed this week that aims to overturn longstanding state law prohibiting those students from paying lower school costs.
ATLANTA — Participants in Georgia’s newly legalized hemp business would have to carry a license when transporting the product or face arrest under legislation before the General Assembly.
Sponsored by Rep. Philip Singleton, R-Sharpsburg, House Bill 915 would force city and county law enforcement agencies to hand over detained undocumented persons to federal immigration authorities.
Legislation allowing faith-based adoption agencies to deny services in Georgia based on religious preferences was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled legislation Tuesday that would reduce the number of standardized tests public school students must take in Georgia and untie the link between scores earned on those exams to their final grades.
The Georgia Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would let city and county governments decide how to regulate e-scooters in their own backyards.
A push to give Georgians the legal ability to sue the state and local governments has been revived in the General Assembly, but it may not go as far as some lawmakers would like.
ATHENS — The University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program has launched Food eTalk, the country’s only evidence-based online SNAP-Ed program.
ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has come up with a plan to avoid a flap among Republican leaders over a free-for-all “jungle” primary to fill out the remainder of resigned U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat.
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams predicted that she would be elected president of the United States in the next 20 years.
ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell R. McMurry joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, Georgia's first lady Marty Kemp, and leaders from Congress, state government and the transportation sector to announce new initiatives to combat human trafficking on our nation’s transportation system.
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at toughening Georgia’s anti-gang laws by lengthening prison sentences, extending the reach of law enforcement agencies across county lines and adding the death penalty as an option for gang-related murder convictions.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has signed legislation imposing state sales taxes on online purchases facilitated by large retailers like Amazon, Google and Uber.
ATLANTA — Rev. Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Jr.’s congregation, has entered the race for U.S. senator from Georgia.
ATLANTA — Religious organizations and other opponents of legalized gambling dominated a Georgia Senate committee hearing Wednesday on legislation to let voters decide whether to bring pari-mutuel betting on horse racing to the state.
ATLANTA - The big announcement came as no shock to state Sen. Mike Dugan as he strolled into the Georgia Senate chamber Wednesday morning.
ATLANTA — Legislation supporters say updates a 1980s state law aimed at protecting farmers from nuisance lawsuits is running into opposition from environmental groups.
ATLANTA — Youth offenders in Georgia would need to be at least 18-years old to be tried in adult court for all except the most serious violent crimes under a bill filed in the 2020 legislative session.
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of Investigator John Cole Haynie, who died Saturday after a month-long illness.
Legislation aimed at increasing the number of in-state students admitted to the University System of Georgia’s top-tier schools is being introduced in the state Senate.
ATLANTA — Georgia set another record last month with an unemployment rate of 3.2%, down from 3.7% in December 2018, state Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler reported Thursday.
Georgia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle showed hesitation Wednesday to sign off on budget cuts Gov. Brian Kemp has proposed for criminal justice and public safety agencies through July 2021.
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black warned job losses in his department could seriously hamper the state’s No.1 industry.
Transit-focused companies, government officials and state lawmakers were on hand Tuesday to peruse tech offerings touted as solutions for easing traffic congestion in metro Atlanta and hustling freight up from the coast.
ATLANTA – Buying cigarettes could get a little bit tougher for kids in Georgia under a new bill before the 2020 General Assembly.