Legislators look at simplifying Georgia alcohol rules

Georgia lawmakers and lobbyists looked at ways to make the state's hodgepodge of alcohol rules more friendly to business and consumers.

Georgia attorney general: No weapons on campus, in schools

...carrying while picking up a child that Georgia Carry said should allow permit holders to carry on school grounds.Georgia lawmakers rushed to pass the two gun bills as the legislative session ended in March. An effort to decriminalize carrying...

Deal signs prisoner re-entry bill into law

...Senate Bill 365 at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville and said the legislation is meant to build on regulations Georgia lawmakers passed in 2012 and 2013.The new law requires the Georgia Board of Corrections to create a certificate program to...

Guns, medical marijuana oil among issues Georgia lawmakers addressed on busy final day of session

ATLANTA - With just hours left in Georgia's 2014 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers moved Thursday to allow the government to drug test people who seek or get government assistance to buy food.The state Senate...

Georgia lawmakers get ready for end-of-year rush on last legislative day

ATLANTA - With just one day of voting left, state lawmakers face decisions on whether to expand where people can carry guns, whether to create a medical marijuana program and how to overhaul the child welfare system.

Across the region

...In other newsTAX CREDITS for low- and no-emission vehicles would be eliminated or scaled back under a plan from Georgia lawmakers who say the incentives are too generous. House lawmakers have approved a plan that would repeal a maximum $5...

Bottom line

Georgia lawmakers should be applauded for their foresight in proposing regulations on the use of military-style surveillance drones by police and...

Autism bill personal for Ga. lawmakers

ATLANTA -- State Sen. Tommie Williams and three other assembly members urged colleagues to pass legislation that would require private health insurance companies in Georgia to cover treatment for autism.

Medical marijuana gains traction in the Deep South

...marijuana even under a narrow list of circumstance would eventually open the door to widespread use. Peake, the Georgia lawmaker, has been adamant that will not be the case."I am concerned as anyone that we would get to a slippery slope of...

Across Georgia

...and clarify the amount of land that can be used for public recreation, unrestricted use, campgrounds and more.Georgia lawmakers voted overwhelmingly this year to essentially scrap the state law that governed development on Jekyll Island for...