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Analyze the role of the legislative branch in Georgia.

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Explain the qualifications for members of the General Assembly and its role as the lawmaking body of Georgia.

Be Your Own Boss: How Lawmakers Determine When They Work

Host Stephen Fowler explains how lawmakers determine their work schedule and the legislative calendar. 

Did Georgia Pass a Bill Allowing Prayer in Schools?

Georgia Sen. David Scott, author of the Quiet Reflection Act, explains why he introduced such legislation aimed at Georgia public schools. The legislative process of a bill becoming a law is...

How a Bill Gets Passed

How does a bill become law, and who's in charge of writing it and getting it passed? We explain in this episode of Peach State Politics.

How Legislative Districts Are Drawn

In this episode of Things Explained, we explain how districts are drawn, who draws them, and what redistricting and gerrymandering are. 

Lobbying the Lawmakers: The Role of Lobbyists

Host Stephen Fowler explains the roles of lobbyists and how they can influence legislation in this episode of Peach State Politics.

The Legislative Process

Highlighting the various roles in Georgia’s General Assembly, The Legislative Process details what steps are taken to create a new law. 

The Role of the Speaker of the House

In this episode of Peach State Politics, host Stephen Fowler speaks with Georgia's Speaker of the House, David Ralston, to learn more about the Speaker's role and responsibilities.

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Describe the purpose of the committee system within the Georgia General Assembly.

Meet and Repeat: The Role of Legislative Committees

The legislature has several committees, but what do they do? Host Stephen Fowler explains the roles of committees in state government and how they help with the passing of new legislation.

The Legislative Process

Highlighting the various roles in Georgia’s General Assembly, The Legislative Process details what steps are taken to create a new law. 

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Explain the process for making a law in Georgia.

Did Georgia Pass a Bill Allowing Prayer in Schools?

Georgia Sen. David Scott, author of the Quiet Reflection Act, explains why he introduced such legislation aimed at Georgia public schools. The legislative process of a bill becoming a law is...

How a Bill Gets Passed

How does a bill become law, and who's in charge of writing it and getting it passed? We explain in this episode of Peach State Politics.

Sine Die: The End of a Legislative Session

Sine Die, a Latin phrase meaning "without day," is the final day of the legislative session. Host Stephen Fowler explains why this is such an important day to lawmakers and why they often work...

The Legislative Process

Highlighting the various roles in Georgia’s General Assembly, The Legislative Process details what steps are taken to create a new law. 

What Happens to a Bill After Crossover Day?

Host Stephen Fowler explains what happens to a bill after Crossover Day in the legislature. Known as a Zombie Bill, bills that are not passed by Crossover Day are still able to "see the light of...

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Describe how state government is funded and how spending decisions are made.

All About the Budget

In this episode of Peach State Politics, host Stephen Fowler explains how Georgia's state budget works, where the money goes, and how the money is spent.  

Where Does Your Tax Money Go?

In 2016, the federal government collected more than $3 trillion in taxes. In Georgia the same year it was nearly $21 billion. That money funds a variety of projects and programs used by Georgia...