Tea party and other conservative activists are pressuring Georgia's two Republican senators to join the effort to deny money for implementing President Barack Obama's health care law. A few dozen people, including leaders of multiple national organizations, gathered at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday.
Tea party groups are planning a protest at the Georgia Capitol over the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service during the 2010 and 2012 elections. It's one of several planned across the country on Tuesday. In Atlanta, the event is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.
A state senator from Columbus says he’ll call for changing how Georgia funds an ethics commission in the upcoming legislative session. Sen. Joshua McKoon says that would probably require a constitutional amendment, which needs a two-thirds vote in each chamber of the legislature to pass before going to the voters for approval.