We told you Thursday that the pace of business at the State Capitol had quickened. That’s especially true in the scramble to push through controversial measures. Lawmakers are grafting parts of those bills onto other pieces of legislation that would otherwise not draw much opposition.
You'll be able to get green beer at bars in Savannah this Sunday, under a bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday afternoon. The new law allows bars to sell alcohol on Sunday during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend, defined as March 16-18. State law previously banned alcohol sales in bars on Sundays across Georgia.
Important bills are beginning to come to the floors of both chambers at the state Capitol, and the pace of business is picking up. Of course, there are only three legislative days left in this year’s session so it’s about time.
Legislation to erect a granite monument of the Ten Commandments at Georgia’s state capitol is headed to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk. But even if he signs the bill, it’s likely to be struck down by the courts as unconstitutional, said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irivine School of Law.
Back in December, with the deadline approaching for people to enroll for Jan. 1 coverage in the new insurance exchange, an event was scheduled to inform Greene County residents about the program.