The state Senate called for a national constitutional convention Tuesday at the Capitol. Lawmakers want to amend the U.S. Constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, and impose term limits on officials and members of Congress. Senator Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) says the goal of the convention is to reign in federal government.
Just when you might have thought SnowJam 2014 was the only thing anyone in Georgia cared about, along comes a day at the state Capitol that shows the depth and breadth of the issues facing Georgians. Here’s a short list of the issues addressed Tuesday at the Capitol, through legislation on the floor or in committee or through a rally or press conference: *Convening a new Constitutional co
Disastrous. Unaffordable. “An abomination.” These descriptions were part of the anti-Obamacare sentiments heard during a legislative hearing Monday at the Georgia General Assembly. The rhetoric echoed what was heard at town hall meetings in 2010 after Obamacare — officially known as the Affordable Care Act — was passed by Congress.
Georgia’s transportation budget is up a little this year, thanks to an uptick in tax receipts. But analysts say there’s a bigger problem: more projects than money, and a good bit of debt.
Last week's icy weather cut short a planned “school choice” rally, but supporters still hope their agenda will move forward this year, including a proposed expansion of the state's tuition tax credit program. Representative Earl Ehrhart (R- Powder Springs) wants to increase the amount of money available for the tax credit program from the current level of $58 million.