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  • Georgia GOP delegates back passage of religious liberty bill 
    Updated: May-16-15 4:47 pm

    ATHENS, Georgia - Georgia Republicans on Saturday backed passage of a state law preventing government infringement on religious beliefs, which opponents say could be used as a shield for discriminating against gay or transgender people.

  • Georgia governor signs 'Todd Gurley bill' into law 
    Updated: May-07-15 9:48 pm

    ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law what's been dubbed the "Todd Gurley bill" - making it a crime punishable by up to a year in prison to entice student athletes to break NCAA rules for money.

  • Gov. Deal signs bills regulating ride-hailing in Georgia 
    Updated: May-06-15 2:22 pm

    ATLANTA - Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, which connect riders with drivers by means of a smartphone app, will soon have to comply with some Georgia regulations under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.

  • Legislators dub 2015 General Assembly 'year of the child' 
    Updated: May-03-15 12:08 pm

    ATLANTA - A bill that would levy an annual $5,000 on strip clubs and fine pimps $2,500 to set up a fund for sexually exploited children is scheduled to be signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Nathan Deal, topping off what some legislators are calling the "year of the child" in the 2015 General Assembly.

  • Ga. officials say technical bugs in new exam 'unacceptable' 
    Updated: May-01-15 6:35 pm

    ATLANTA - Technical issues with Georgia's new online system for state exams affected an unknown number of students taking tougher exams tied to Common Core standards this spring, state officials said.

  • Gov. Deal signs duel enrollment bills to boost workforce 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 1:56 pm

    ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed two bills into law Thursday that remove barriers to dual enrollment participation both for students with dim hopes or plans of attending college and also for high school youngsters who want to earn college credits before being handed their diplomas.

  • Deal deflects criticism for weighing in on chancellor search 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 5:41 pm

    ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal defended his office Wednesday after a former member of the powerful board overseeing the state's colleges and universities accused him of using "dictatorial tactics" with the independent panel.

  • Gov. Deal signs autism insurance bill for kids 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 4:25 pm

    ATLANTA - Many parents who have struggled to get medical help for their autistic children will now qualify for insurance coverage under a new law signed Wednesday by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.