Wed., January 25, 2012 10:00pm
State House Speaker David Ralston announced Wednesday that lawmakers will begin accepting feedback about Georgia regulations from small business owners.
Wed., November 16, 2011 5:25pm
State House Speaker David Ralston says lawmakers could take up criminal sentencing reform in next year’s legislative session. The issue was one of several Ralston named at a legislative preview Wednesday in Gwinnett County.
Thu., September 15, 2011 3:56pm
Georgia's black lawmakers are getting a glimpse of next year's state legislative session through Saturday. The all-Democratic group is meeting in Savannah to discuss priorities including criminal justice, education and creating jobs. Black caucus chairman State Senator Emmanual Jones of Decatur says, the conference also includes addresses from leaders in the Republican majority.
Tue., August 23, 2011 3:34pm
Both chambers of the state legislature have approved new state house redistricting maps. But Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to take a second look at how the new map divides his home county.
Wed., August 10, 2011 2:51pm
Gov. Nathan Deal officially issued the call for the special legislative session on redistricting Wednesday. And when legislators return to the state Capitol Monday, they will also tackle changing the date of a regional transportation tax vote.
Mon., June 27, 2011 9:25am
House Speaker David Ralston has paid about $1,300 in late taxes due on a property owned by his wife. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Monday that Ralston paid the bill last week after the newspaper contacted him about the outstanding bill. Ralston spokesman Marshall Guest called the late payment an oversight.
Tue., April 12, 2011 4:28pm
An 11th-hour proposal to close an ethics loophole exempting lobbyists from disclosing what they spend on gifts to staff members of elected officials has passed a House committee with the backing of Speaker David Ralston.
Mon., April 11, 2011 5:09pm
A tax overhaul that Republicans had promoted as a key part of their agenda is dead for the legislative session. A joint legislative panel signed off on the bill Monday morning and it appeared headed to a full House vote the same day. But the House adjourned without taking up the measure, which effectively kills it for the session.
Wed., April 6, 2011 11:29am
The state ethics commission says, lobbyists can spend undisclosed sums of money on most state employees.The decision Tuesday comes after high-speed rail advocates sent Georgia's House Speaker, his family and staff to Europe last year.
Fri., April 1, 2011 3:12pm
State lawmakers spent the week squabbling over whether a proposed tax plan would give every Georgian a tax break. And they’ve paid less attention to increasing state revenues.