Just when your GPB News Now correspondent thought things were a bit too quiet at the State Capitol, surprise action on this session’s gun bill spiced up the proceedings Tuesday. Republican members of the House maneuvered to change a minor Senate gun bill allowing judges to carry firearms to include provisions of a much more sweeping second amendment measure.
A bill requiring food stamp and welfare recipients to submit to drug testing if suspected of illegal drug use has taken another step forward in the General Assembly. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee narrowly approved HB 772 on Monday.
State lawmakers are in session four days this week and two days next week before they adjourn for the year. So what’s happening with the session’s hot bills? Not much. Ever since Crossover Day last Monday, lawmakers in each chamber have been reviewing the work of their colleagues in the other chamber.
Macon-Bibb County is celebrating a court victory in a long-running border dispute with its northern neighbor. The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower court's decision that would have compelled Ga. Secretary of State Brian Kemp to enforce a new boundary, effectively transferring hundreds of acres to Monroe County.
You can never truly say a bill has died until lawmakers gavel out of the legislative session and declare “Sine Die” as they do the last night of each year’s legislative session.