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Regional transit, adoption, brunch: Where the biggest bills of the 2018 Georgia legislative session ended up
What happened to the Georgia adoption bill? The brunch bill? The "distracted driving" bill? Here's a brief look at some important bills that passed, some that didn’t, and whether lawmakers will make a rare summertime return to the Gold Dome to woo Amazon.
Atlanta really, really, wants to be the site of Amazon’s HQ2, but we've got some problems that could halt that. How do we fix our issues before the Amazon delegation arrives to inspect our city? Like a steel plate over a pothole, let's cover 'em up.
On Wednesday, Georgia lawmakers in the House and Senate approved their chambers’ versions of legislation that would create a new regional agency that could kickstart a long-awaited expansion of bus and rail lines throughout metro Atlanta.
"This day was no accident," said Bernice King. "[The dedication] had to happen at this day, at this time, with everything that's happening in this nation because once again Martin Luther King Jr. is providing a sense of direction as we deal with the current controversial climate."
“You can’t name me a profession that doesn’t have a lobbyist, from the church house, to the house of prostitutes."
If you didn’t keep track of what bills lived and died in the session’s final days, we’ve got you covered.
The future home for the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals will have a “prominent and iconic” design. It won’t be cheap either.
Many more details will be revealed in the next few weeks. But here are some of the key questions the lawmakers on their way to Atlanta face coming into the 2016 legislative session.
In a recent interview, Rep. Evans chatted with us about how she would like to see the scholarship program retooled, the potential role of casinos in shoring up the state’s academic scholarship program, and why the state would benefit from providing some students with needs-based aid.