- State leaders pay tribute to Georgia Davis Powers Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - When Regena Thomas took office last decade as New Jersey's secretary of state, her thoughts turned to her mentor in Kentucky - civil rights icon and longtime state legislator Georgia Davis Powers.
- Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation Updated: Feb-04-16 5:19 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.
- Ex-Georgia lawmaker ordered to pay $250,000 in restitution Updated: Feb-04-16 4:31 pm
ATLANTA - A federal judge on Thursday ordered a civil rights activist and former Georgia lawmaker to pay $250,000 in restitution to charitable donors he's accused of deliberately defrauding.
- Georgia editorial roundup Updated: Feb-03-16 6:29 pm
Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:
- House passes bill giving more credit for science, math Updated: Feb-03-16 11:47 am
ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving HOPE Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.
- Lawmakers back some patients' access to drugs under review Updated: Feb-02-16 3:28 pm
ATLANTA - A Georgia House committee has approved a bill allowing people with terminal illnesses to use experimental medical treatments.
- Lawmaker withdraws pro-Confederacy bills after KKK remarks Updated: Feb-01-16 6:18 pm
ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker criticized for recent comments about the Ku Klux Klan has withdrawn bills honoring the Confederacy.
- Lawmaker withdraws pro-Confederacy bills after KKK remarks Updated: Feb-01-16 6:14 pm
ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker who was criticized for saying that the Ku Klux Klan was not racist has withdrawn bills he proposed to honor the Confederacy.
- Senate considers bill protecting same-sex marriage objectors Updated: Feb-01-16 3:11 pm
ATLANTA - A powerful Georgia Senate committee discussed but took no action Monday on a contentious bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers and others to refuse services to same-sex couples without being penalized.
- Ryan Phillips named AP legislative relief staffer in Georgia Updated: Jan-14-16 2:52 pm
ATLANTA - Ryan Phillips, a journalist with experience covering business and politics, has been hired by The Associated Press to help cover the 2016 legislative session in Georgia.
- Deal backs more technical college awards, film tax program Updated: Jan-12-16 11:35 am
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to expand a scholarship program available to technical college students studying to work in-demand jobs.
- Georgia lawmakers return to Capitol for session's first day Updated: Jan-11-16 4:57 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening day of the session is typically dominated by ceremony, and the 2016 kickoff was no exception, including a visit from Betty Cantrell, the Georgian named "Miss America" for 2016.
- Poll: Georgia voters concerned about gambling, medical pot Updated: Jan-10-16 6:51 pm
ATLANTA - A newspaper poll shows a majority of Georgia voters want favorable action on casino gambling, medical marijuana and "religious liberty" as state lawmakers begin their 2016 legislative session.
- Religious freedom, education, gambling bills top 2016 agenda Updated: Jan-09-16 11:28 am
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the Capitol in Atlanta on Monday, kicking off the 2016 legislative session. Here's a look at some of the top issues expected to come up this year.
- Lawmaker unveils medical marijuana growth, production bill Updated: Jan-06-16 2:46 pm
ATLANTA - The Georgia lawmaker who championed legislation allowing people with certain diseases to possess medical marijuana pre-filed a bill on Wednesday allowing state-licensed manufacturers to operate in the state, calling in-state production the "next logical step."