ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a $28.1 billion budget proposal Thursday that would set a new record for state spending in fiscal 2021 despite the air of fiscal uncertainty surrounding this year’s General Assembly session.
A compromise bill to collect taxes on online sales overseen by large retailers like Amazon, plus the ride-share companies Uber and Lyft, was hashed out Thursday morning by a group of Georgia House and Senate lawmakers.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting at a Wendy's near downtown Lawrenceville that has sent a Lawrenceville cop and one other man to the hospital, a spokesman for the department said.
The governor will wait until Thursday’s State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly to talk about his priorities for the 2020 legislative session.
Georgia Senate leaders cast the prospects for new legalized gambling in doubt Monday on the first day of the 2020 legislative session
Georgia lawmakers took time on the opening day of the 2020 General Assembly session Monday to honor two colleagues who died late last year.
There are an estimated 1.5 million victims of human trafficking in the United States. The FBI recently named Atlanta as one of 14 cities with abnormally high rates of human trafficking.
ATLANTA — University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced recently the appointment of Aaron Diamant as the vice chancellor for communications, effective Feb. 3.
Georgia’s generous film tax credit is generating less economic impact for the state than its backers have reported, according to a newly released state audit.
Georgia House Republicans will push for the second installment of a state income tax cut during this year’s legislative session, despite sluggish tax collections that have prompted Gov. Brian Kemp to order spending reductions.
Low-income pregnant women in Georgia should receive Medicaid coverage for one year after giving birth, a legislative study committee is recommending.
Poor administration of Georgia’s film tax credit, the state’s largest and arguably most generous, is wasting millions of tax dollars, a new state audit has found.
BOSTON – GasBuddy, the smartphone app helping consumers avoid paying full price for fuel, has predicted that 2020 will feature a yearly national average of $2.60 per gallon, representing a 2 cent drop versus 2019. But the national gas price watcher, which released its 2020 Fuel Price Outlook on New year's Day, warns that the national average will rise as much as 75 cents per gallon from a low in February until an eventual peak in May, leading to localized gas price hotspots that could lead unsuspecting motorists to pay as much as 15-50 cents more per gallon than competitors.
ATLANTA – An execution date for Jimmy Fletcher Meders has been set for Jan. 16, 2020 at 7 p.m., according to the office of Attorney General Chris Carr. Meders was convicted for the 1987 murder of Don Anderson.
Former President Jimmy Carter on Sunday quietly returned to his hometown church for the first time since his brain surgery last month.
Civil rights icon and US Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, his office announced Sunday.
ATLANTA — In what may be the first large data-breach case to reach the Georgia Supreme Court, the high court has ruled that patients of a Clarke County medical clinic whose computer databases were hacked may proceed with a lawsuit against the clinic.
A federal judge on Friday blocked an effort to restore 98,000 Georgia voters to the rolls who had been removed earlier this month after being classified as "inactive."
ATLANTA – Once again this holiday season, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits joined nonprofits, businesses, media partners, and thousands of individual Georgians to lead a statewide generosity movement: GAgives on #GivingTuesday 2019. In response, the state gave like never before, setting another state record for generosity: more than $13.5 million was donated to the state’s nonprofits, an increase of 73% over 2018.
ATLANTA — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr is praising a federal appellate court decision tossing out a key provision in the Affordable Care Act.
A deadly, multistate outbreak of Listeria infections has been linked to packaged hard-boiled eggs, and retailers and consumers are warned not to serve, sell, use or consume the products.
On the same day that the U.S. House of Representatives voted, largely long party lines, to impeachment President Donald Trump, a group of Republican state senators in Georgia filed a resolution condemning the move.
Georgia energy regulators approved a rate increase for Georgia Power Co. Tuesday that will raise its basic service fee for residential customers during the next three years from $10 a month to $14, or $168 a year.
ATLANTA - Georgia Power Co. has cut the 7% rate increase it requested from state energy regulators last summer in half.
ATLANTA — A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in a long-running dispute between Florida and Georgia over water allocation sided with the Peach State Thursday.
The decentralization of TV content has opened doors for creativity and has also changed some traditional parts of the industry.
CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three people found dead in a home on Dec. 2 on Sweet Water Lane in the southeast portion of the county.
MACON — A former youth softball umpire arrested during “Operation End Game,” a multi-agency effort targeting and arresting adult perpetrators seeking sex with children, entered a guilty plea in federal court recently, Charles Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, said in a recent news release.
PINE MOUNTAIN -- Christmas in Callaway Gardens is a spectacular display of 15 dazzling scenes with 8 million twinkling lights. Sounds breathtaking; it is an absolutely memorable experience from beginning until end. Callaway hosts south Georgia's most impressive holiday light and sound show. The display has been named one of the world's "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights" by National Geographic Traveler.
ALBANY -- A violent Thanksgiving Day has resulted in the death of one Albany woman and the shooting of another victim in the face, Albany police reported in a number of media releases.
With its tongue planted firmly in its cheek, the Brookhaven Police Department took to Facebook on Tuesday to report that Krispy Kreme donuts had fallen from a truck into a roadway.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp announced last week that Collibra, the data intelligence company, will create more than 200 jobs at a new office in Atlanta.
ATLANTA -- State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia’s unemployment rate fell in October to tie the state’s all-time low, matching a record set nearly 20 years ago.
According to state prison officials, the death sentence was carried out at 10:59 p.m. He was the 52nd inmate to be put to death in Georgia by lethal injection.
Drivers on Interstate 85 north in Suwanee had to hold their figurative horses while officials tried to free some real ones on the interstate Tuesday.
According to emergency responders, workers planned to shut down I-75 northbound at Ga. 36 in order to land an air ambulance on the interstate.
CONYERS - A 66-year-old Conyers man who allegedly shot and killed one man and wounded another Thursday afternoon was later himself killed after he allegedly opened fire on Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office SWAT deputies and they returned fire.