Georgia district attorneys faced off Wednesday over a proposed state-appointed commission that could remove prosecutors from office for abuse of power or negligence in pursuing some cases.
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As Opioids Overdose Deaths Keep Rising, Report Urges Lawmakers to Develop New Approaches
Lawmakers should view America’s staggering opioid crisis, including the rise of illicit fentanyl, through an “ecosystems” approach, argues a massive RAND Corporation report published Thursday.
Georgia Courts Still Struggle with Pandemic-Era Backlogs, State Supreme Court Chief Justice Says
Boggs described the criminal case statistics as “astounding” from Georgia’s large metropolitan areas to its rural communities.
Bill Lifting Local Control on House Construction Sparks Debate in Georgia House Committee Hearing
A Georgia House panel on Tuesday aired out much-debated sweeping legislation that would prevent local governments from regulating everything from the color of a home’s exterior to the amount of vinyl siding to whether a home can be built on a concrete slab.
Plan to Shield Government Officials’ Personal Info from Public Records Sweeps Ga. Senate
Richard T. Griffiths of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation asked Georgia legislators this week to take a deep breath, tap the brakes, and reconsider the “vast sweep” of Senate Bill 215, which would require redaction of names and property ownership from state data bases of law enforcement personnel, politicians, and hundreds of thousands of other government officials.