Friday, state lawmakers cast the final vote needed to move Georgia’s primary election from July to May. The House vote was nearly unanimous—159 to one—to move up Georgia’s primary. Lawmakers chose May 20 to coincide with federal races after a U.S. District Court judge ruled the state needed to allow more time for military and other citizens overseas to cast their ballots.
The General Assembly continued a third day of hearings Thursday morning after Governor Nathan Deal unveiled his 2015 budget proposal in his State of the State address this week.
Lawmakers are completing the first full week of the session Friday and they've been pretty darn busy their first few days back at the Gold Dome. Maybe that's because they're really working two sessions: the current one -- which will be too brief, many say, to really do any substantial legislation -- and the next session, which won't begin until 2015. Walking around the halls of the Capito
On Wednesday, Georgia lawmakers attended the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues annual breakfast, sat for Gov. Nathan Deal’s State of the State address and plowed into budget hearings. And that was merely Day 3 of the 2014 Georgia General Assembly session. Gov.
Governor Nathan Deal proposed a $547 million budget increase for K-12 education in Georgia during his State of the State address on Wednesday morning.