A bill aiming to make Georgia kids safer online sailed through a Senate committee Tuesday, and with the backing of Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, it appears poised for a full Senate vote.
A controversial bill dubbed Georgia’s version of “Don’t Say Gay” moved forward in a Senate committee Tuesday after three years of work and multiple failures to move, largely over Republican opposition to the inclusion of private schools.
The Senate has passed a tax break on firearm safes, trigger locks and other safety devices as incentives for secure storage – and sometimes gun purchases too – gain traction in Georgia.
The newly appointed chairman of the Georgia State Election Board cast the deciding vote on Tuesday against recommending that state legislators ban no-excuse absentee voting.
Tourism operators like the Okefenokee Swamp Park are taking full advantage of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge’s natural wonder.
But at the state level, the battle for House Bill 71, the Okefenokee Protection Act spearheaded by GOP state Rep. Darlene Taylor, rages on as Alabama-based company Twins Pines Minerals, plans to dig for titanium in a 582-acre area near the swamp, sparking public outcry since the Alabama company unveiled plans in 2019.
An evidentiary hearing is set to be held this week in Fulton County Superior County Judge Scott McAfee’s courtroom to determine whether District Attorney Fani Willis committed prosecutorial misconduct serious enough to disqualify her from the historic 2020 election interference case.
Advocates are calling for action to save the North Atlantic right whale, a critically endangered species.
Georgia lawmakers have cooked up the most corn-troversial bill of the session: a proposal that would crown cornbread as the official state bread.
Despite the common belief that electric vehicles are more expensive than gas-powered cars, the latest findings say EVs can actually save their drivers money over time.
A proposal designed to boost the already thriving Bitcoin-mining industry in Georgia has crashed into concerns over the noise created by local crypto-mining operations and the drain on electricity and water resources.