Thu., December 13, 2012 11:00am
Georgia voters could elect to give the state's official ethics watchdog dedicated funding under a proposal from a state senator. Currently, the Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission is funded by a fluctuating budget approved by state lawmakers.
Thu., December 6, 2012 6:22am
Georgia’s lone independent lawmaker is staying that way. Milledgeville state Representative Rusty Kidd said he’s decided not to become a member of the Republican Party.
Tue., December 4, 2012 9:35am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed his Senate floor leaders for the legislative session beginning Jan. 14. Sen. Rick Jeffares and Sen. Charlie Bethel will help carry the governor's agenda in the General Assembly's upper chamber.
Mon., July 23, 2012 10:00am
Nearly 60 candidates for Georgia's General Assembly have failed to pay their taxes on time, leading to more than $1 million in tax liens filed against them.
Mon., June 4, 2012 3:54pm
One of the hottest races on the July 31st Republican Primary ballot is a re-match between Rep. Doug McKillip of Athens and attorney Regina Quick. McKillip’s controversial abortion bill is becoming a campaign flashpoint.
Fri., March 30, 2012 4:47pm
House Speaker David Ralston gaveled out the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly Thursday at midnight. State lawmakers tackled some thorny issues this session, including tax reform. But the volume of bills was much lower than last year, as many lawmakers were eager to finish up early so they could hit the campaign trail.
Mon., February 20, 2012 4:00am
A coastal lawmaker says, Georgia is losing business from boaters who want to take up floating residences in the state. Woodbine Republican Jason Spencer introduced a bill in the state legislature to allow live-aboard boats. Georgia outlawed long-term boat stays 20 years ago out of concern for the human waste that some boaters dump in the water.
Mon., January 2, 2012 7:30am
Georgia ports officials are asking state lawmakers for $46 million for Savannah harbor deepening in the upcoming legislative session. But it's not the only item they'll be following. Georgia Ports Authority also is interested in the results of a year-long initiative to re-write laws affecting businesses.
Mon., December 26, 2011 12:15pm
Savannah business leaders have made support for a little-known state agency one of their legislative priorities for the next legislative session. A $1.3 million project for Herty Advanced Materials Development Center was the area's only specific funding request this year aside from Savannah harbor expansion. The agency is a high-tech research firm helping materials manufacturers.
Mon., December 5, 2011 4:45pm
Georgia legislators won't get be getting a raise next year. In a unanimous decision, the Legislative Services Committee voted on Monday to freeze the cost-of-living adjustment for the third straight year. Members of the General Assembly earn $17,341.68. Georgia has a part-time Legislature that holds a 40-day session each year.