Legislature tries to steer a course on driverless cars

Georgia lawmakers wrap up their hearings on driverless cars and try to assess their impact on the state . . .

Tags: autonomous vehicles , driverless cars , Trey Kelley

Political Notes – More overtime for DFCS investigators

Child protective services investigators will work at least eight hours of overtime per week to catch up with an increase in cases . . .

Tags: ARC survey , Bobby Cagle , child protective services , DFCS , Georgia Hospital Association , Georgia writing Test , John Barge

Special election for Fulton House seat offers interesting contrasts

The special election for a new legislator from the Johns Creek area provides voters with some choices in political philosophies . . .

Tags: Christine Austin. Brad Raffensberger , Johns Creek , Kelly Stewart , Paul Troop , special legislative election

Cost monitors still concerned about progress on Vogtle nukes

PSC experts monitoring the Plant Vogtle nuclear project continue to question whether the reactors will be built on time and without large cost overruns . . .

Tags: cost monitors , Georgia Power , Plant Vogtle , PSC

Political Notes – All the loose ends are finally tied up in Burke County

Gov. Nathan Deal finally untangles the political situation surrounding a judicial appointment in Burke County; Macon legislator is sued over a real estate deal . . .

Tags: Burke County judgeship , executive appointments , Jackson Cox , James Beverly , Jesse Stone , Nathan Deal , private probation bill

Deal announces major shakeup for the next term

Deal shuffles around several more department heads in preparation for his second term as governor . . .

Tags: department heads , Nathan Deal , second term

Thompson files another medical marijuana bill

More expansive medical marijuana measures are pre-filed by Sen. Curt Thompson (R-Norcross) . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Curt Thompson , medical marijuana

Political News – Poll of Latinos finds strong support for Obama’s actions

Latino voters are OK with President Obama’s executive orders on immigration; Republicans aren’t very happy, however . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Bobby Cagle , executive orders on immigration , food stamps , Go Fish , Latino voters , Sonny Perdue , Tom Daniel , University System

Court strikes down ‘tolling’ of probated sentences

Georgia Supreme Court upholds overall constitutionality of the state’s private probation law . . .

Tags: Danny Craig , Georgia Supreme Court , private probation services , Sentinel

Five candidates qualify for Riley’s House seat

The special election to replace Lynne Riley in the Georgia House attracts five qualifiers . . .

Tags: Georgia House , Lynne Riley , Special Election