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R.I.P., Georgia’s “religious freedom” bill

“In light of our history, it’s ironic those in the religious community feel a need for government to determine religious rights."
Hutcheson Medical Center

Georgia’s hospitals look to avoid financial catastrophe

"If a hospital closes and it’s a lot farther to get treated for a stroke, it’s significantly harder to attract major economic development[s] for those regions. Employees don’t want to go where they can’t get health care.”
Jennifer Conforti

Why can’t we grow medical marijuana in Georgia?

“We’re not trying to pull one over on anybody. All we want is medicine for those who truly do have a debilitating illness and allow them to have access to a safe and legal product here in Georgia.”
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta’s Super Bowl dreams hinge on a $10 million tax break

When the Panthers and Broncos kick off on Sunday, more than 70,000 people will pack inside Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, for Super Bowl 50. Ticket-buyers will have paid anywhere from $850 to $3,000 for face-value tickets—likely more if they got them second-hand. Though the price of admission is steep, attendees at least get a small discount: Tickets are tax-free.

Rep. Allen Peake on medical marijuana, growing pot in Georgia, and civil disobedience

The Macon state lawmaker reflects on his fight to expand the state’s medical marijuana laws.
State judicial complex

Behold! A look at the most expensive Georgia government building ever

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.
Gold Dome

Gold Dome Preview: Eleven issues to watch during the 2016 legislative session

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.
Brian Kemp

Behind the #PeachBreach: How the Secretary of State’s office compromised the personal data of Georgia’s voters

What started minor misunderstanding morphed into an “emergency” that affected more than 6 million people. Who’s to blame for a data breach of historic proportions?
Governor's Mansion

Behind the scenes of the Governor’s Mansion

Not long after Governor Nathan Deal and his wife, Sandra, moved into the fully furnished, three-story residence in 2011, Mrs. Deal began to seek out the building’s backstory. Where did the antique furniture come from? What was the significance of the artwork? Who picked out the drapes?
Westin Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island caps 7-year, $195 million redevelopment

Monday morning Governor Nathan Deal and a host of local and state dignitaries capped off a weekend-long celebration marking the “rededication” of Jekyll Island.

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