Mon., February 25, 2013 6:00am
Lobbyists have spent less money on Georgia's state senators in the first month after a new rule imposed limits.
Tue., December 11, 2012 9:38am
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.
Mon., December 10, 2012 11:00am
A former Congressional candidate has entered the race for a state Senate seat representing part of South Georgia. Mike Keown, a Republican, said in a statement that he will run for the seat vacated last week by former Republican Sen. John Bulloch.
Thu., December 6, 2012 8:46am
A special election has been scheduled to fill Chip Rogers' seat in the state senate following his abrupt resignation. The vote is scheduled for Jan. 8.
Wed., December 5, 2012 7:43am
Preliminary results show Mike Dugan leading his opponent in a special Republican primary for a state senate seat in western Georgia. At stake is a state senate seat left vacant by Republican William Hamrick, of Carrollton, who stepped down to become a judge.
Tue., December 4, 2012 5:23pm
The outgoing majority leader of the Georgia Senate is resigning from the chamber to take a public television post. Sen. Chip Rogers, a Republican from Woodstock, will step down Dec. 5. He recently won re-election as a senator, but dropped out of the race to continue as majority leader when the new legislature convenes in January.
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., November 19, 2012 10:30am
Democrats in Georgia's state Senate will soon pick new leaders. Sen. Steven Henson, the minority leader, said the caucus meeting is set for Monday at the Statehouse.
Fri., November 16, 2012 11:00am
Republican lawmakers in Georgia's state Senate have nominated Sen. David Shafer of Duluth to serve as president pro tempore. The entire chamber, including Democratic lawmakers, gets to vote on the president pro tempore, which is the top-ranking lawmaker.
Mon., November 12, 2012 11:00am
Provisional ballots from a key state Senate race in Fulton County show Republican Hunter Hill of Atlanta beat Democratic incumbent Doug Stoner of Smyrna with 64 percent of the vote. The county’s Board of Registrations and Elections finished sorting through about 11,000 provisional ballots Saturday.