Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Wednesday that parents in Georgia should not have to fear prosecution if they use medical marijuana derivatives to treat their children who suffer from intractable seizures. He called on the state’s prosecutors not to charge families who possess the derivative.
Republican senators in the Georgia General Assembly will meet Saturday to set rules for the upcoming legislative session. The main task will be deciding how much power to give Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said in an interview Monday evening in Athens that the Senate leadership team is more united now than ever. The united front from the three Senate leaders marks a strong contrast from the last two years, when a power struggle derailed negotiations on major legislation and made it difficult to conduct daily business.
Republicans in the state Senate are meeting today outside of Atlanta to discuss leadership issues. Senator Don Balfour of Snelling said the caucus would be meeting for much of today to discuss the issues.
A last-minute ethics complaint launched against Casey Cagle just days before the election has drawn a strong response from both candidates. Cagle calls the accusations "disturbing" while his Democratic opponent denied she had anything to do with them. The complaint came from a former Republican candidate who has endorsed the Democrat.
North Georgia interests could get a lot more push at the state capitol, if Republicans sweep this year’s state wide offices. That’s because Nathan Deal and Casey Cagle are both from Gainesville. History would be made if Nathan Deal wins and Casey Cagle gets re-elected.
The leaders of the Georgia House and Senate have announced the creation of a 14 member panel to look into Georgia immigration laws ahead of next year's General Assembly. The Senate leader, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, says the aim is to use every option to lessen illegal immigration's impact in Georgia. His election opponent says, it's too little, too late.