GOP poll has Perdue leading Nunn 46-41% in Senate race

David Perdue has a five-point lead over Michelle Nunn in a new Rasmussen poll of the Senate race . . .

Tags: Rasmussen poll , Senate race

Will Georgia get behind the wheel for driverless cars?

A legislative study committee examines some of the questions surrounding the possible use of “driverless vehicles” on Georgia’s highways . . .

Tags: autonomous vehicles , Bob Dallas , driverless cars , Ed Setzler , Terry Rogers , Trey Kelley

Political Notes – Republicans, Democrats agree on a funding bill

Unlike last year, U.S. House Republicans and Democrats avoid a federal government shutdown by passing a resolution to continue funding federal agencies after Sept. 30 . . .

Tags: continuing resolution , Debbie Dooley , federal agency funding , innovative sunscreens , Johnny Isakson , solar power , U.S. House

Pharmacy board adopts rules on mail-order drugs

The state pharmacy board passes new rules regulating out-of-state pharmacies and mail order shipments of some prescription drugs . . .

Tags: Georgia Board of Pharmacy , mail-order drugs , out-of-state pharmacies , pharmacy benefit managers

State’s unemployment rate tops 8 percent

Georgia’s jobless rate increases for the fourth month in a row to 8.1 percent in August . . .

Tags: Georgia unemployment rate , Jason Carter , Mark Butler , Nathan Deal

Election Board will proceed with probe of voter registration drive

State election officials will continue their investigation of 25 voter registration applications they say were forged . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Chris Harvey , David Worley , New Georgia Project , Stacey Abrams , voter fraud investigation , voter registration applications

On the campaign trail – No pause in the terrorism ads

David Perdue continues to accuse Michelle Nunn’s volunteer organization of funding “terrorists” and releases another TV spot making the allegation; Nunn calls for the ad to be pulled . . .

Tags: abortions , David Perdue , John Barrow , Johnny Isakson , Michelle Nunn , Neil Bush , NRCC , paycheck protection bill , Points of Light , terrorist funding

Ga. Supreme Court will hear private probation case

Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that would restrict what private probation firms can do to the defendants they supervise . . .

Tags: Danny Craig , Georgia Supreme Court , misdemeanor defendants , private probation services

Georgia’s foreign-born population nears 1 million

The number of foreign-born Georgia residents continues to grow strongly, with more than two-thirds of them concentrated in the Metro Atlanta region . . .

Tags: ARC population estimates , Asians , foreign-born residents , Latinos

Former WCC manager indicted on corruption charges

A federal grand jury indicts a former Georgia World Congress Center manager for allegedly taking bribes to help secure government contracts . . .

Tags: bribery , federal indictment , Georgia World Congress Center , government contracts , U.S. Attorney Sally Yates