Tue., April 23, 2013 11:00am
An attorney representing an ousted DeKalb County school board member says lawmakers in 2010 exceeded their authority when they gave the governor the ability to remove locally-elected school board members. New details of the challenge to the law emerged in new court briefs the attorney filed April 19.
Mon., April 22, 2013 4:30pm
Gov. Nathan Deal will accelerate the pace of bill-signing, with four public ceremonies this week. He has until May 7 to sign or veto bills passed during this year’s legislative session, which ended last month.
Wed., April 3, 2013 3:42pm
State lawmakers are already saying next year they may need to tighten loopholes in an ethics bill they passed last week.
Tue., April 2, 2013 3:26pm
Gov. Nathan Deal has begun the 40-day bill review and signing period that follows the legislative session each year. He can veto bills and even budget line-items but is expected to do so sparingly if at all.
Mon., March 25, 2013 12:46pm
Gov. Nathan Deal is weighing in on two key battles at the state Capitol -- a bill that would loosen gun restrictions and another that would rein in lobbyist spending on lawmakers -- even before the 2013 legislative session concludes.
Fri., March 15, 2013 8:41am
A federal judge has asked the Georgia Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of the 2011 law that gave Gov. Nathan Deal the authority to suspend six DeKalb County school board members.
Thu., March 14, 2013 3:41pm
A bill that would allow the state to get a better handle on video poker machines moved one step closer to becoming law Thursday. The vote followed a spirited three-hour debate in the state Senate that revealed ambivalence about permitting the machines in Georgia.
Tue., March 12, 2013 10:00am
The governor suspended members of the majority black DeKalb County School Board over accusations of financial mismanagement and other allegations. A coalition of black leaders Monday asked that he consider finding black replacement board members.
Mon., March 11, 2013 11:03am
A panel searching for candidates to replace members of the embattled DeKalb County school board is working to narrow a list of more than 400 applicants to a dozen finalists. The 12 finalists could emerge early this week. Their names would then be passed on to Gov. Nathan Deal.
Fri., March 8, 2013 5:00pm
State lawmakers marked the 30th day of the legislative session Thursday, and it’s usually a day when they debate late into the night. That wasn’t the case this year, and it wasn’t a coincidence.