- Governor signs bill about officers' use of force, grand jury Updated: Apr-26-16 2:19 pm
ATLANTA - Police officers who use deadly force will still have a special privilege allowing them to make a statement before a grand jury, but they'll have to answer questions and won't be allowed to sit through the entire proceeding under a bill Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Tuesday.
- State, local officials react to Super Bowl ticket tax law Updated: Apr-22-16 1:34 pm
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal says a measure to keep football fans from paying state sales tax on Super Bowl tickets will help make Georgia more competitive nationally.
- State proposals on LGBT rights push business into spotlight Updated: Apr-17-16 6:46 pm
ATLANTA - Major corporations invested in Southern states have become some of the staunchest opponents of bills they consider discriminatory, facing off against Republican lawmakers eager to portray their states as the best home for global brands.
- Cruz, Trump backers prepare for Georgia delegate fight Updated: Apr-14-16 1:32 pm
ATLANTA - Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in Georgia's March primary, taking more than half of the state's 76 Republican delegates as part of a dominant showing throughout the South.
- Committee votes to let child care providers deny services Updated: Apr-13-16 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Private adoption agencies in Alabama could turn away gay couples on religious grounds under a bill passed by a House Committee Wednesday.
- Georgia editorial roundup Updated: Apr-13-16 1:49 pm
Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:
- Deal OKs giving college athletics more time on open records Updated: Apr-11-16 5:44 pm
ATLANTA - College athletic departments in Georgia will now have 90 days - instead of three - to respond to almost all open-records requests under a new state law.
- Georgia schools could see dramatic changes in next 2 years Updated: Apr-10-16 11:03 am
ATLANTA - Georgia's education system could see some dramatic changes in the next two years, as Gov. Nathan Deal shifts his first-term focus on prisons and courts to education.
- GOP's social, fiscal conservatives at odds over gay rights Updated: Apr-06-16 6:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican lawmakers upset about the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage have advanced measures in about a dozen states this year that could strengthen protections for those who refuse on religious grounds to provide services to same-sex couples.
- Mississippi gov. signs law allowing service denial to gays Updated: Apr-05-16 8:20 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's governor signed a law Tuesday allowing religious groups and private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people - echoing attempts made in other states with varying levels of success following last year's Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide.
- Control of state courts becomes a top political battleground Updated: Apr-03-16 3:05 pm
ATLANTA - Much attention is being paid to the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, but equally partisan battles are being waged for control of state courts around the nation.
- Bishop: Church needs legal shield to deny same-sex services Updated: Mar-31-16 10:14 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A Catholic bishop told the Alaska House Judiciary Committee on Thursday the church reversed a 75-year-old policy of allowing people of other faiths to get married in one of its landmark chapels after same-sex marriage became legal.
- Georgia GOP leaders say no to override of 'religious' veto Updated: Mar-31-16 6:16 pm
ATLANTA - Republican leaders in Georgia say they will not push for a special session to override Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of a bill shielding gay marriage opponents.
- 'Everytown' ad urges veto of Georgia campus carry bill Updated: Mar-31-16 1:31 pm
ATLANTA - A national group is urging Georgia's Republican governor to veto legislation allowing guns on college campuses.
- Isakson: Deal 'did the right thing' with religious bill veto Updated: Mar-30-16 3:14 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Wednesday that Georgia's governor "did the right thing" by vetoing a proposed religious-exemptions law opposed by major corporations, though he said conservatives angered by the decision have every right to voice their outrage.
- Two GOP governors, two different calculations on LGBT rights Updated: Mar-30-16 11:13 am
ATLANTA - Two Republican governors. Two proposals at the heart of LGBT rights. One rejection. One new law.
- Virginia governor vetoes 'religious exemption' bill Updated: Mar-30-16 11:07 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed legislation Wednesday aimed at protecting opponents of same-sex marriage, saying it would legalize discrimination of the LGBT community and hurt the state's economy.