A New Bill Will Make Child Adoptions In Georgia A Lot EasierAdoptions in Georgia will be easier soon. The Senate passed a bill today that would make it easier to adopt children in and out of state. The legislation shortens the time allowed for a birth mother to change her mind about giving up her child. It will also allow adoptive parents to reimburse birth mothers' living expenses and simplify out of state adoptions.
Ga. Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Shift State Tax SystemA lawmaker has introduced a bill to shift Georgia's tax system to what he considers a more consumption-based model.
Deal Signs Bill Restricting Some Abortion Coverage Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law restricting abortion coverage in plans for state employees and those sold on the insurance exchange as part of the federal health care law.
Dem Rep: '99 Percent' Of White Colleagues Would Make Their Daughters Get Abortions If They Got Pregnant By A Black ManThe Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday approved several abortion restrictions, including one that bans them once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. One lawmaker brought race into the discussion during a debate on the ban.
Ga. Weighs 'Medical Amnesty' In Drug Overdoses Georgia lawmakers are weighing a bill granting amnesty in some cases to those who seek medical help in the event of a drug overdose or other medical emergency.
Demonstrators Planning Rally To Deliver "Common Sense Cookies" To Members That Oppose Gun Bill Two organizations are pushing state lawmakers to oppose a bill that would expand the rights of gun owners in the state.
Ga. Lawmaker To Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill A Republican state lawmaker says he plans to introduce a bill Tuesday that would establish a process for medical marijuana to be legally administered in Georgia under certain circumstances.
Bill Being Reviewed To Allow Firefighters To Have Guns On Duty Legislation proposed in the Georgia House would allow firefighters in the state to carry guns while on duty as long as they gain permission from their employer.
Georgia Gov. To Sign Youth Athlete Concussion Bill Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign a bill requiring young athletes to be pulled from games and medically examined if they're believed to have suffered a concussion.
Controversal Immigration Bill Filed On The Senate Floor
Ga. Bill Makes Execution Drug Suppliers' ID SecretGeorgia lawmakers are considering legislation that would classify the names of companies that supply execution drugs as a "confidential state secret."
Panel Votes To Allow Ten Commandment Displays An Alabama House committee has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to protect the display of the Ten Commandments and other historic documents in public buildings.