Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler annouces he will not seek a fourth term with four people already ready to fill his seat.
The bill which is backed by conservative groups will move to the House for further review.
The new bill, SB 449, would allow parents to see all classroom materials being taught to their child in K-12 schools.
The fight over the Georgia redistricting maps intensifies as bills are being passed to gain leverage.
Georgia university regents name former Gov. Sonny Perdue as the sole finalist to become system chancellor.
The Georgia House passed a bill that would boost pay for state employees and teachers, and sets up $1.6 billion in state income tax rebates.
Head Justice David Nahmias will resign from his position on the Georgia Supreme Court to spend more time with his family.
A bill making its way through Georgia's state Senate would require recently convicted people to serve at least five years in prison if caught committing another crime with a gun.
Gov. Brian Kemp is outraising his Republican challenger, former Sen. David Perdue, who had less than $1 million in hand.
Georgia Democrats try to counteract state Republican map drawing in majority Democratic counties.