Mon., May 6, 2013 4:47am
Governor Deal is set to sign major legislation Monday morning at the State Capitol. He has just two days left to sign new bills into law. Two yet-unsigned measures involve ethics reform.
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.
Thu., March 28, 2013 10:55pm
Georgia legislators have OK’d a historic gift cap on the last day of the legislative session to rein in lobbyists’ influence. Critics say it has too many loopholes but all parties say it has already changed the political culture at the Gold Dome.
Thu., March 28, 2013 2:49pm
Today is the last day of the 2013 legislative session, and state lawmakers are busy passing bills before the midnight deadline.
Tue., March 26, 2013 3:31pm
Conservative groups spoke out Tuesday at the state Capitol about legislation under consideration, including a bill aimed at lobbyists and a video poker measure. They say it would expand gambling in Georgia.
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.
Thu., March 21, 2013 10:02am
Lawmakers in the Georgia Senate are expected to publicly release their version of proposed limits on lobbyist expenditures. The Senate Rules Committee planned to meet Thursday to discuss its proposed legislation.
Tue., March 19, 2013 12:58pm
Many activists and concerned Georgians testified Tuesday at the State Capitol against an ethics reform bill. They voiced alarm that the current version of the bill would force them to register if they spent more than five days at the Capitol talking to lawmakers.
Mon., March 18, 2013 4:00pm
Georgia lawmakers will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a bill aimed at limiting lobbyists’ influence at the state Capitol. Some of the bill’s critics say it would also curtail citizen participation in politics.
Mon., March 18, 2013 5:00am
Georgia lawmakers face a looming deadline to decide whether to limit spending by lobbyists.