The day has finally come. Today marks the first of 40 days for the 2014 Legislative Session.
Last Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal finished signing all bills from the 2013 legislative session. He approved 340 measures, many of which aim to protect children, reform the justice system and spur economic development.
Yesterday, Governor Nathan Deal extended support to both businesses and veterans by signing House Bill 188 into law. The bill speeds professional licensing for veterans and their spouses.
Among the first bills Governor Nathan Deal signed during this legislative session are ones that change voting law to allow nonpartisan elections for the new Macon-Bibb County government.
Georgia legislative session is only 40 days in length, and today, Crossover Day, holds significance for several reasons.
To prepare for the legislative session that starts January 14, state legislators have begun filing bills and resolutions for consideration.
During the past several years, a surge of young adults and teens have skirted the illegality of marijuana by purchasing and smoking instead a synthetic form of the drug.