Stories by Errin Haines

Friday, July 27, 2012

Atlanta weighs tax increase to ease traffic

Atlanta voters will soon decide on the fate of a tax increase that would help alleviate traffic problems in the city.
By Errin Haines

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ethics, abortion, gambling on ballot

Voters will weigh in on ethics, abortion, casino gambling questions on the Georgia primary ballot.
By Errin Haines

Friday, July 13, 2012

Ga. holding off on changes

Georgia's community health commissioner says the state is holding off on Medicaid changes.
By Errin Haines

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Georgia puts welfare drug tests on hold

Gov. Nathan Deal wants to hold off on implementing the new law until legal action against similar legislation in Florida is resolved.
By Errin Haines

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Welfare beneficiaries affected by laws

Out-of-work Georgians will soon see their benefits slashed nearly in half and those seeking food stamps will have to pass a drug test under new laws.
By Errin Haines

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ethics commission delays rulings on Deal

The Georgia ethics commission on Friday delayed ruling on several complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal, whose attorney is seeking guidance from the agency to resolve two of the issues.
By Errin Haines

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Panel to discuss complaints

ATLANTA - The state ethics commission will discuss complaints involving Gov. Nathan Deal that are now at the center of two lawsuits by a pair of former agency employees.
By Errin Haines

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ex-director sues ethics panel

The former director of Georgia's ethics commission has sued the agency, claiming she was forced out after trying to advance a probe into complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.
By Errin Haines

Friday, June 1, 2012

State to drug-test job-seekers

Georgians who fail a drug test while trying to get a job could lose their unemployment benefits under a new policy being quietly implemented by the state's Labor Department.
By Errin Haines

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Gingrich endorses Romney

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Newt Gingrich took the stage at the Georgia Republican Party state convention Saturday wearing a Mitt Romney sticker, focusing his attacks on President Obama and attempting to ...
By Errin Haines

Monday, May 7, 2012

Deal signs $19.3 billion budget

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed a $19.3 billion budget that reflects Georgia's modest revenue gains in a recovering economy and his administration's priorities.
By Errin Haines

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Deal signs justice system overhaul

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Wednesday that will overhaul the state's criminal justice system to provide alternative sentences for nonviolent offenders.
By Errin Haines

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Law puts restrictions on Georgia abortions

ATLANTA - Gov. Na­than Deal signed legislation Tues­day that bans most abortions five months after conception.
By Errin Haines

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baxter to build plant in Georgia

Phamaceuticals and biotechnology company Baxter International Inc. announced plans Thursday to build a manufacturing plant and facilities in Georgia, representing more than 1,500 jobs.
By Errin Haines

Georgia's unemployment rate drops

ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped for eight consecutive months - a signal that more Georgians are looking for and finding jobs, the state Labor Department announced Thursday.
By Errin Haines

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Deal signs open-records law

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping overhaul of Georgia's open-records rules, which reduces the cost of obtaining public documents and stiffens penalties for illegally ...
By Errin Haines

Monday, April 2, 2012

Deal achieves much of his legislative agenda

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal is quietly celebrating a second successful year at the Legislature, with victories on tax and criminal justice reform.
By Errin Haines

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Bill that cuts aid to jobless clears Ga. Senate

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate on Friday approved a plan that would reduce the number of weeks people could collect unemployment - a politically unpopular choice that supporters said was a tough but ...
By Errin Haines

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Plug is pulled on Georgia's GOP debate

ATLANTA — The head of Georgia’s Republican Party on Thursday said she will have to work hard to maintain grass-roots momentum among voters after most of the GOP presidential field pulled out of a ...
By Errin Haines

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

House panel considers youth concussion law

Lawmakers heard testimony from Bryant and former Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry in support of House Bill 673. The legislation is part of a national push by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NCAA ...
By Errin Haines
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