#MAYPAC FIGHT Live Blog | Boxing HQ | Predictions | Video

General Assembly

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Religious Liberty Bill Protesters Rally At Georgia Capitol Against Discrimination

They chanted. They carried signs that read No Discrimination In Georgia. Faith leaders, human rights activists, and civilians rallied at the Georgia Capitol today. They were protesting the state’s religious liberty bill, which remains alive […]

03/31/2015

Bill would allow certain medical facilities to grow, process and distribute medical cannabis. (Getty Images)

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed a sweeping medical marijuana bill that now goes back to the House for tweaking. Republican Rep. Allen Peake of Macon wrote the House bill that led […]

WAOK-AM–03/24/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

Cannabis Oil: “It Will Help With The Pain And Make Life A Little More Bearable”

State Representative Gloria Frazier (D-Hephzibah) is being credited with pushing to get Sickle cell anemia placed back in Georgia’s medical marijuana bill. Sickle cell would be among the 9 qualifying illnesses that are included in […]

02/27/2015

(Credit:  PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Affordable Health Care: Enroll By Sunday Or “It’ll Be Taken From Your Tax Return”

Dante McKay, Georgia State Director of Enroll America is making the rounds, getting out the word that the deadline to enroll in the federal health care plan is quickly approaching. The deadline is Sunday, February […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

Law Enforcement Changes: “Can We Afford Not To Do It?”

State Senator Vincent Fort believes there’s enough momentum in the Georgia Legislature to get his Law Enforcement Reform package through this year. His legislation, introduced in the Georgia Senate and House, would require every law […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

Longtime State Rep. Tyrone Brooks Says 2015 Session Will Be His Last

“I am moving to Monroe” – that’s why Georgia State Representative Tyrone Brooks says the 2015 legislative session will likely be his last. Brooks, who has represented Atlanta at the Georgia Capitol for 35 years, […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

$380 Million Powerball Lottery: “If You Don’t Play You Can’t Win”

When there was no winner of Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot, it rolled over to $360 million. It has now climbed to $380 million, the sixth largest in the history of the game, and the biggest […]

WAOK-AM–02/07/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

Medical Marijuana: “We Want To Make Sure Those With Sickle Cell Anemia Are Included”

Persons diagnosed with sickle cell anemia would be among those given complete immunity for possessing cannabis oil under Georgia’s medical marijuana bill HB 1. According to the CDC, sickle cell anemia affects 90,000 to 100,000 […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Georgia State Representative Allen Peake)

Medical Marijuana Hearings Start Today At The Georgia Capitol

Georgia State Representative (R-Macon) is the sponsor of HB 1. He says a hearing on the measure will be held at 2:00 this afternoon in room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building. The bill […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

On Minimum Wage “We Have To Be The Number One State For Our People As Well”

Georgia State Representative Dewey McClain (D-Lawrenceville) has introduced HB-8. He says it proposes an increase in Georgia’s minimum wage from $5.15 to $15.00 an hour. Other lawmakers would like to see it upped to $10.10 […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015