A sudden, state Capitol fight over plastic bags

9:37 am Mar. 2, 2015

The ubiquitous plastic bag used by retailers across the country may be the surprise issue of the 2015 session of the Legislature.

Our AJC colleague Kristina Torres Officials on Tybee and Athens have discussed a local

The ‘hipster tax’ in the House transportation package

9:34 am Jan. 29, 2015

At the federal and state level, lawmakers are often engineers who attempt to mold society through tax policy – discouraging disreputable habits with heavy levies.

Cigarettes and alcohol are often favorite targets. And now, Two points:

White clout buoyed Georgia’s Republican wave

9:52 am Dec. 16, 2014

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office just released a Overall some 1.5 million African-Americans registered to vote, making up 30 percent of the electorate. About half of them, or 743,414, voted. That’s about 28.6 percent

In a downtown Atlanta protest, geography matters

9:49 am Nov. 25, 2014

Organizers and public safety officials are preparing for a rally at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Underground Atlanta. The event was announced shortly after last night’s grand jury decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson with the fatal