Georgia transportation commissioner discusses state's needs, funding

...to 10 years?A: Assuming level federal funding and what the HB 170 dollars do, it gives us even more money to do more capital...sales tax for transportation projects, is being double-taxed by HB 170. Why do you think Augusta will benefit from both?A: There...

Lauds paper's support for HB 387

...failure to make criminals obey laws just because those laws are on paper. However, there is a more important reason to support HB 387: frivolous lawsuits are a lightly-disguised handcuff on Miss Liberty. This country seems to be begging for shackles whenever...

Opinion columns
Governor signs autism bill

...crowd of legislators, parents and children with autism, Deal signed HB 429 Wednesday, saying it's one of the most important pieces of legislation he's signed as governor.HB 429 also provides protection for patients diagnosed with terminal illnesses...

Black lawmakers celebrate legislative gains

...with the additional revenues created by HB 170."A press release from the Democrats...Senate Democrats' involvement in crafting HB 170." The DOT resolution establishes a...be used for the allocation of funds from HB 170 to minority contractors. The DOT will...

Group sues over Ga. gun law revision

...first, on April 22 of last year. The next day he signed HB 60.HB 826 passed unanimously in the House and with only two dissenting...prohibition against adults possessing a gun in a school zone.HB 60 was more controversial and faced 18 Senate and 58 House...

Deal vetoes 11 bills

...host sporting events.Deal also nixed the creation of an agency focused solely on the growing population of senior citizens. HB 86, by Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, would have moved the Division of Aging Services from the Department of Human Services...


LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. HB Bolton, of Lincolnton, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Wills Memorial Hospital. His funeral services will be held Saturday...

John Gogick: HB 837 - a measure on private probation companies

...without delay."But then the music changed Thursday when the Georgia Legislature took a dim view of Sunshine Week.It passed HB 837 that day ? a measure on private probation companies.Reporter Sandy Hodson brought to light some of the issues surrounding...

Key bills fail to make crossover deadline

...expand legalized gambling to horse racing.HB 16: Students who chose to attend magnet...the deadline was passed for this year.HB 41: Rep. Earnest Smith, D-Augusta...officials can accept payment for speeches.HB 42: Smith's bill sought to honor a Republican...

Georgia lawmakers seek curb on cops

...which limits use of no-knock warrants,- HB 69 which aims to safeguard the driving data...permission or a warrant to access it,- HB 74 which prohibits any state or local agency...indefinitely under a 3-year-old federal law,- HB 93 which requires police agencies to destroy...