Transportation funding top legislative issue in Georgia

...available. The organization's latest estimate says it would take $3.6 trillion by 2020 to make needed upgrades.Georgia lawmakers are feeling the pressure from the state's business community, including some of the state's biggest players...

First bills filed for Ga. legislature range from pot to sexual abuse to college athletics

...wage and college athletics are some of the topics of pre-filed legislation so far.With campaigns concluded, Georgia lawmakers are filing bills ahead of the legislative session that starts Jan. 12. As of Wednesday, 17 general bills and one...

Georgia lawmakers offer medical marijuana proposals

ATLANTA - Members of a legislative study committee on medical marijuana met for the final time Wednesday in Atlanta, with some lining up behind different proposals that will arise in the 2015 legislative session.

Driverless drone cars headed our way

...These cars use an array of cameras, radar, sonar and radio transmissions to sense their surroundings, and Georgia lawmakers are getting advice from automobile manufacturers on how to get the state ready. A special, legislative committee...

Twisted justice?

...day ? on probation-violation arrest warrants they never knew existed.Somehow, we don't think this is what Georgia lawmakers had in mind when they drafted legislation allowing counties to deal with private probation companies. We certainly...

Georgia lawmaker describes a 'screwed-up mess'

ATLANTA -- Expert opinion is divided about the possible impact on the state's economy from proposed federal environmental rules.

Ga. lawmakers review power plant changes

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers heard contrasting views Thursday on how the state could meet proposed rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants.President...

Changes unlikely in SC congressional delegation

...of $355,000, most of that from the campaign of two years ago. Tinubu, a former Atlanta city councilwoman and Georgia lawmaker, would be the first black woman elected to Congress in the state. The district was created two years ago in the...

Wilson, Woods draw contrasts at education forum

...Core, a set of national math and English standards developed by the National Governors Association and adopted by Georgia lawmakers.Wilson said she doesn't have an issue with the standards but would give teachers more support implementing them...

Deal says Georgia, Army Corps should finish agreement to deepen Savannah harbor this month

...start," Deal said, adding that Corps officials told him they hoped to start construction by the end of the year.Georgia lawmakers have set aside $266 million that would be spent upfront. Deal said he still expects Washington to fund its share...