Government & Politics

Ga. senators OK tax on vape products, raise cigarette purchase age...

Vape devices should soon become harder for Georgia teens to get their hands on. The Georgia Senate Friday voted to impose a tax of up...

Lawmakers OK bill intended to make ‘revolving door’ jail bonds transparent

State lawmakers Friday sent legislation to the governor’s desk intended to force judges to make a clear call whether to force accused criminals to...

Lawmakers OK ban on burning crossties at NE Ga. wood-fired plants

The smelly emissions from power plants that sometimes burn chemically treated railroad crossties to generate biomass energy has been a nuisance for nearby residents...

Ga. Senate greenlights closer audits of generous film tax credits

A film tax credit program that has attracted TV and movie productions to the state over the past 15 years could soon feel a...

McBath, GOP House colleagues stake out corners in sweeping police reform

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a sweeping police reform package Thursday night in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality. The package cleared...

Label law aims to tell plant-based burger eaters what’s in the...

Updated at 4 p.m. Thursday  Georgia lawmakers want to require meat alternatives that can often pass as the animal product they are trying to mimic...

State House committee pushes for new tax on vaping products

A key Georgia House committee approved a 7% tax on vaping products Wednesday but declined to take on a hike in tobacco taxes. Vaping products...

Ga. House nixes plan for courts to make some procedures virtual

Georgia House lawmakers Wednesday rejected a Senate plan to conduct certain court proceedings through video conference. The measure was pitched as a tool that frees...

Bill to allow people to restrict access to criminal records clears...

This post was updated at 9 a.m. June 26 to remove an incorrect percentage of working age Georgians with a criminal record. The Douglasville offices...

Loeffler, Perdue back Senate GOP’s police reform bill; Democrats block it

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats blocked a GOP police reform bill Wednesday because they said it fails to adequately respond to police brutality against people...
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