It’s getting crowded at the state Capitol. Now you might be thinking, so what? Well, that’s a sign that we’re getting down to the nitty gritty of the session. The halls are full of lobbyists, activists and visitors. Two Congressmen even stopped in to call on Thursday. And the flow of bills seems unstoppable. The House alone had a dozen bills on its calendar Thursday.
A coalition of groups from the Atlanta Tea Party to the ACLU is calling on state lawmakers to reform Georgia’s civil forfeiture law.
The issue of Medicaid expansion drew its first full-scale 2014 General Assembly hearing Wednesday. As expected, the arguments reflected the passions surrounding the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
T-minus 5 and T-minus 15. That’s where things stand with the state legislature. Thursday is Day 25 of the General Assembly’s 40-day session. And in five legislative days, lawmakers will observe Crossover Day on March. In 15 days, the session will end with a bang on March 20.
Georgia officials have approved the release of a new specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag. The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans requested the license plate, which features the Confederate emblem surrounded by a prominent logo of the organization.