The Georgia Chamber of Commerce released a report card Monday grading state lawmakers on the chamber's top nine priorities in this year’s General Assembly. When special interest groups release lawmaker rankings, they can drive votes and donations, experts say.
Georgia’s 12 transportation regions have approved their construction wish-lists, ahead of Saturday's deadline. Now, the sales job begins. Voters in the regions will decide next year whether to fund a penny sales tax to pay for the projects.
Governor Sonny Perdue has nominated a Southeast Georgia state lawmaker to be the next Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Jesup State Representative Mark Williams will see his nomination go before the DNR board. Perdue noted Williams' biology degree in his nomination. Williams also served as deputy whip of the House GOP.