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Budget Hearings Wrap Up at Georgia Capitol

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Georgia is concluding three days of budget hearings as lawmakers grapple with how to slice about $2 billion from Georgia's budget. The recession has led to plummeting revenues in Georgia and the state is looking to fill the largest budget shortfall in its history.

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Unemployment Payments Top $20 Million Weekly

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Employment Security Commission Executive Director Ted Halley said Thursday that the pace of claims is growing so fast he doesn't know when money will run out.

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Obama on the job

Posted: 01/22/2009 - It's President Barack Obama's second full day in office and he's been busy.

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Ex-police sergeant's husband pleads guilty

Posted: 01/22/2009 - The husband of a former Atlanta police sergeant has pleaded guilty in a child porn case that led to the firing of a police official, who was later reinstated.

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Georgia Budget Hearings Continue

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Georgia is working to cut about $2 billion from its budget as the recession has taken a chunk out of state revenues.

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Homeless Agency Fires Illinois First Lady

Posted: 01/22/2009 - The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times report the Chicago Christian Industrial League's board exercised a termination clause of Patti Blagojevich's contract on Tuesday. She had been hired in August.

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Ex-prison workers say they were wrongfully fired

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Two former South Carolina prison employees are suing, saying they were discriminated against and wrongfully fired after reporting concerns over the prison health care system.

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Three-quarters of stimulus to go in 18 months

Posted: 01/21/2009 - A top White House official says the Obama administration wants to spend three-quarters of an $825 billion economic stimulus package within 18 months of its passage.

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Clinton is new secretary of state

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Hillary Rodham Clinton is now Secretary of State. After Senate confirmation late this afternoon, Clinton was sworn in as the nation's 67th secretary of state in her office in the Russell Senate Office Building.

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Ga. man sentenced for assaulting mail carrier

Posted: 01/21/2009 - A Georgia man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for assaulting a pregnant mail carrier to retrieve a package containing marijuana.

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Fire at Obama supporter's home called suspicious

Posted: 01/21/2009 - A fire that destroyed the home of a supporter of President Barack Obama while she was in Washington, D.C. to attend his inauguration may have been caused by arson.

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Reports: Caroline Kennedy withdraws Senate bid

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Published reports say Caroline Kennedy is withdrawing her bid to join the U.S. Senate in the seat once held by her uncle, slain Sen. Bobby Kennedy.

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Obama takes presidential oath -- again

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Chief Justice John Roberts has administered the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama for a second time just to be on the safe side.

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