A campaign event April 16 turned into a screaming match as Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Dalton Mayor David Pennington held a news conference inside the state Capitol. Pennington said he was going to make a “major announcement” that Wednesday. But the fairly standard conference took a quick turn. when Randy Martin, Governor Nathan Deal’s attorney, jumped in. The heated exchange appeared to be about campaign financial disclosures.
 
Georgia Democrats have little power these days. They hold no statewide offices, and have forceless minorities in both chambers of the state legislature. So when House and Senate Democrats rolled out their agendas in separate press conferences...
A provision that would have allowed students to carry weapons on public college campuses will be dropped from a revised gun bill. The provision would have opened the door for students age 21 and older with permits to carry firearms on college...
Inside the Capitol Tuesday, the Senate gave first reading to a bill that would create a study committee on the issue of legalizing medical marijuana in Georgia. Outside of the capitol, dozens of people were pushing for even more reform, lined up on...
If you look at Georgia’s lawmakers as marathon runners, you could say they’re setting in at a fast pace. The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry on the bill Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Tuesday when just a day later lawmakers moved ahead with the...
A picture is worth 1,000 words, the saying goes. So how many words is a statue or a monument worth? Well, given that we’re talking about a potential tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., that it was proposed by a Republican governor seeking re...
The “fast and furious” legislative session continues Tuesday. After a day off in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, lawmakers are back under the Gold Dome. Here’s a quick look ahead to this week’s four-day session, including marijuana and...
The General Assembly continued a third day of hearings Thursday morning after Governor Nathan Deal unveiled his 2015 budget proposal in his State of the State address this week. The governor is asking state lawmakers to include an additional $547...
Friday, state lawmakers cast the final vote needed to move Georgia’s primary election from July to May. The House vote was nearly unanimous—159 to one—to move up Georgia’s primary. Lawmakers chose May 20 to coincide with federal races after a U...
Lawmakers are completing the first full week of the session Friday and they've been pretty darn busy their first few days back at the Gold Dome. Maybe that's because they're really working two sessions: the current one -- which will...
Former Macon City Councilor Rev. Henry Ficklin blames gerrymandering for his 10 point loss in Tuesday's court-ordered do-over election to fill the District Two seat on the new Macon-Bibb Commission.