Tue., February 5, 2013 12:13pm
Georgia Congressman Paul Broun is expected to announce his run for the US Senate. The news is just the start of what could be be a year of dominoes falling in state politics. US Senator Saxby Chambliss' decision last week not to seek re-election is prompting several Congressmen to consider running for his seat.
Sun., January 27, 2013 10:00pm
Augusta Democrat John Barrow says he wants to end the partisan manipulation of political boundaries in Congress. He's introduced legislation that would require states to set up independent panels to oversee redistricting in the U-S House. But some political observers doubt the change would rid federal politics of gridlock.
Tue., January 8, 2013 12:03pm
A bus caravan organized by the Farmworker Association of Florida and 6 other immigration advocate groups stopped in Atlanta today/yesterday (Tuesday) on their way to march in Washington. The group plans to call on the Obama administration and Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Thu., December 20, 2012 11:03am
A tax exemption for struggling homeowners could expire at the end of the year. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act keeps the I-R-S from taxing mortgage debt a lender forgives. According to Realty Trac, 31 percent of Georgia property owners owe more on their loans than their property is worth.
Wed., November 14, 2012 11:45am
An economic forecaster predicts the country will go over the so-called “fiscal cliff” in January. Rajeev Dhawan, director of Georgia State University's Economic Forecasting Center also predicts Georgia will only see sluggish growth in 2013.
Tue., November 6, 2012 7:55pm
It’s good to be a Georgia incumbent this year in the U.S. Congress. In east Georgia's hotly-contested 12th district, John Barrow held off Republican Lee Anderson Tuesday to remain the only white Blue Dog Democrat from the Deep South in Congress. In southwest Georgia's 2nd district, Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop of Columbus has defeated a Republican challenger to win an 11th term in Congress. Bishop beat John House of Midland.
Fri., June 29, 2012 11:56am
After weeks of debate, Congress agreed to a two-year plan to fund the nation’s transportation projects. The agreement allots 54 Billion dollars a year to transportation. It came just one day shy of the Saturday night deadline for current funding to run out.
Fri., May 4, 2012 4:04am
Four Republicans running for a shot at ousting U.S. Rep. John Barrow are mostly in agreement on broad themes of slashing the national debt, shutting down a federal agency and vastly simplifying the tax code. They attended a debate Thursday hosted by the Effingham County tea party.
Tue., February 7, 2012 7:16pm
About 100 people gathered near the Imperial Sugar refinery near Savannah to remember those who died at the plant on the same night four years ago. Fourteen people were killed because of a dust explosion at the facility on Feburary 7th, 2008. First responders, ministers and survivors gathered at a church near the blast site.