Former mayor Deke Copenhaver gets credit for sales tax approval

...law governing the assessors board. Commissioner Ben Hasan tried to read an opinion he'd received from the Georgia General Assembly legislative counsel stating that the law governing Richmond County's board is in the readopted city code...

Senator continues push for bill to shorten legislative session

...June. They will return to Columbia in January. Other states' legislatures meet for a much shorter time. The Georgia General Assembly, for instance, meets 40 days per year.

Lawmaker's simple farewell lives in memory

...He spent decades in public service, including representing this region for almost a third of a century in the Georgia General Assembly.Lord was known for his ability to steer clear of partisan frays and his willingness to listen to many views...

Third Republican joins race for state House seat

A physician and businessman Tuesday became the third Republican to seek the District 123 House seat in the Georgia General Assembly.Flanked by civic leaders including former mayor Deke Copenhaver and state transportation board member Don Grantham...

Cancer hospital bid to ease rules takes new route

...hospital, he said."The proposal would "build a bridge that does not exist today," Reese added.During the Georgia General Assembly session, the high-profile hospital chain supported House Bill 482, sponsored by state Rep. Wendell Willard...

Georgia budget focus includes Medicaid growth

...budget plans, approved by Community Health's board Thursday, now go to Gov. Nathan Deal and then to the Georgia General Assembly for approval.It would be the second straight year that the agency will not have to cut its base budget, said...

Bill hurts state's hotels

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly recently passed and signed into law House Bill 170.This law now adds $5 per night to every hotel room in the state that is consumed...

Crowd of candidates grows by two for Georgia House District 122 seat

...has created a lot of problems for patients and providers."I think we can fix those problems. I think the Georgia General Assembly is going to have a pretty big part in health care reform in the next few years," she said.Mullins said the...

Head of Atlanta NAACP chapter wants Confederate symbols taken off all Georgia state property

...entrance fees and other income the park generates, Bankhead said. Changes at the park require approval from the Georgia General Assembly, he said.Although the carving may be one of the most recognizable tributes to the Confederacy in the metro...

The sad rate of mothers dying in childbirth

...reached 28.7 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011, up from 20.2 in the period 2001 to 2006.The Georgia General Assembly, alarmed by those numbers, passed a law last year establishing a committee to review such deaths.Recently...