When was the last time you felt bad for the business sector? Indeed, many people lament that the so-called “fat cats” on Wall Street who helped to cause the Great Recession still run free.
Hugh Thompson, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice, says the state needs to do more to help those who cannot afford an attorney. In his State of the Judiciary address Tuesday, Thompson said Georgia’s judicial system is strong for those who can afford a lawyer, but limited for low income Georgians.
State Sen. Tommie Williams and three other General Assembly members Tuesday urged their colleagues to pass legislation this year that would require private health insurance companies in Georgia to cover treatment for autism.
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