Governor Nathan Deal

The Fireworks Bill. which passed during the 2015 legislative session, legalized the sale and use of consumer fireworks in Georgia. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Atlanta Lawmaker Wants Governor To Change New Fireworks Law

July 4, 2015, was the first test for Georgia’s new fireworks law, and some would say it failed miserably. HB 110, which passed during the 2015 legislative session, legalized the sale and use of consumer […]

WAOK-AM–07/07/2015

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (File photo. Credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Georgia Governor Deal: Confederate Flag License Plate Needs Redesign

Georgia’s specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag should be redesigned, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday, after initially telling reporters he wouldn’t urge changes.

06/23/2015

Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) is joined by long time Civil Rights activist Bob Zeller (l) during the Walk for Medicaid expansion in Washington D.C. (Courtesy of Sen. Vincent Fort)

Atlanta State Senator Joins Rally At U.S. Capitol Against Closing Hospitals

Atlanta State Senator Vincent Fort (D) was among activists from 11 states who rallied outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. today. They called for Congressional intervention in preventing the closures of rural hospitals. Over […]

WAOK-AM–06/15/2015

Gov Nathan Deal and State Representative Calvin Smyre following the signing of Georgia's new transportation bill (Courtesy of Andrea Briscoe/ Office of Governor Nathan Deal)

Transportation Law To Fix Roads And Bridges Comes With Price Hike On Gasoline And Hotels

Governor Nathan Deal (R) has signed Georgia’s new transportation law. The measure was passed in the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly. It is designed to improve bridges and roads across the state. According […]

WAOK-AM–05/04/2015

State Representative Allen Peake tells Maria Boynton that getting a medical marijuana law in Georgia has been "an emotional and difficult journey" (Photo courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

An Emotional And Difficult Journey: Georgia Governor To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

A stroke of the pen will be the final step as Georgia is about to get a medical marijuana law. Governor Nathan Deal’s office says that he will sign the bill tomorrow. It allows patients […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

(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

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Streaking Atlanta Hawks Applauded At The Georgia Capitol

Today is Atlanta Hawks Day at the Georgia State Capitol. A recognition well-deserved considering the run that the team is on lately. The Hawks have won 16 games straight. Not only is that a franchise […]

WAOK-AM–01/27/2015

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Early Voter Numbers Could Signal Big Changes In Georgia

Early voters poured from the Advance Voting area of the Cobb County Government Center on Lower Roswell Road Friday evening, October 31st. It was the final day for early voting in the election being held […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2014

Georgia State Capitol

Aftermath of Georgia General Assembly Session

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guests were State Representative Roger Bruce and State Representative Howard Mosby. Representative Bruce and Representative Mosby discussed the recent Georgia General Assembly and informed listeners, on […]

WAOK-AM–03/22/2014

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Drug Testing For Food Stamp Recipients To Become Law?

Atlanta (WAOK)- Applicants for food stamps and welfare may now have to get drug tested and pay for it, if Governor Nathan Deal signs a bill passed Thursday in the General Assembly. The applicants would […]

WAOK-AM–03/21/2014

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