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‘It needs to happen:’ local state lawmakers pushing for hate crime bill

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Georgia lawmakers say the state is past due for hate crime laws and they want a bill to pass following...

Georgia’s casino gambling bill fails to make crossover deadline

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The possibility of casino gambling coming to Georgia is on hold. The bill failed to make the crossover deadline in the...

Georgia lawmakers focus on budget cuts as potential recession looms

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Georgia lawmakers met Monday in Atlanta for the 2020 legislative session. Middle Georgia lawmakers say they're preparing for a recession. Therefore,...

Georgia lawmakers propose vape ban

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Georgia lawmakers are looking to crack down on the use of flavored vaping products. During the Georgia 2020 legislative session, state...

Protests erupt at the Georgia State Capitol on Day One of Emergency Session

Despite the purpose of the session, residents and state leaders took Tuesday to show their opposition to votes not being counted in the Governor's race.

Deal announces emergency session to allot funding for hurricane relief aid

Governor Nathan Deal announced an emergency legislative session to amend the state's budget after devastation in Middle and South Georgia.

Here’s what passed and what didn’t during Georgia’s 2018 Legislative Session

The legislative session may be over but that's only half the battle for bills lawmakers want to see passed. The next step is getting Governor Deal to sign.

Exclusive: Allen Peake gives emotional final speech on house floor

The end of the 2018 session also marks the end of one man’s fight for medical cannabis in Georgia. That man is District 141 State Rep. Allen Peake.

Georgia General Assembly reconvenes for legislative session

The Georgia General Assembly is back in session and several lawmakers in Middle Georgia say with this year being an election year, they've got big plans.

Peake’s medical cannabis bill passes in both houses

Lawmakers at the capitol recently passed a bill that will allow more Georgians access to medical cannabis.
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Bibb County School District’s plan for academic school year and graduations

Macon, GEORGIA (41NBC/WMGT) -- In a school board meeting Tuesday night, Bibb County school board members tackled several issues, including graduations and virtual learning options. The...

Mask mandate proposed for Macon-Bibb County

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Two Bibb County commissioners are working with the Bibb County Health Department to create a mask ordinance. As the numbers of...

Houston County High School employee tests positive for COVID-19, football workouts suspended

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — A Houston County High School employee has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Public Service Announcement from the Houston County School...

Scattered storms and heat remain in the forecast for Thursday

It was another hot day across Middle Georgia with highs in the upper 90's and high humidity. Not only that, but we are once...