In a political upset, Congressman Jack Kingston lost the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday night to millionaire businessman David Perdue. The Savannah representative gave up the seat he’s held in Congress for 22 years to run for U.S. Senate in a bid to help the GOP win back control of that chamber. What’s more, he won the backing of nearly all prominent Republicans in Georgia. But it wasn’t enough to stem a tide of anti-Washington fervor that’s tarred Republicans as much as Democrats. Kingston said the race is about more than who represents Georgia in the Senate.
 
Important bills are beginning to come to the floors of both chambers at the state Capitol, and the pace of business is picking up. Of course, there are only three legislative days left in this year’s session so it’s about time. Votes were taken...
Legislation to erect a granite monument of the Ten Commandments at Georgia’s state capitol is headed to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk.
A bill requiring food stamp and welfare recipients to submit to drug testing if suspected of illegal drug use has taken another step forward in the General Assembly. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee narrowly approved HB 772 on Monday.
On Tuesday, Republican members of the state House maneuvered to change a minor gun bill allowing judges to carry firearms to include the provisions of the a more sweep second amendment measure.The newly-transformed bill would allow licensed gun-...
State lawmakers are in session four days this week and two days next week before they adjourn for the year. So what’s happening with the session’s hot bills? Not much. Ever since Crossover Day last Monday, lawmakers in each chamber have been...
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower court's decision that would have forced Georgia Secretary Brian Kemp to enforce a new boundary, effectively transferring hundreds of acres to Monroe County.
You can never truly say a bill has died until lawmakers gavel out of the legislative session and declare “Sine Die” as they do the last night of the session. But two so-called 'religious freedom' bills have little chance of a resurrection...
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn qualified Thursday at the state Capitol, and brought a posse of supporters with her. Candidates in both parties have been qualifying to run all week, including fellow Democratic challenger, Jason Carter...
This session, lawmakers are too eager this year to adjourn and start campaigning for re-election to poke around into anything too controversial. But the outside world keeps intruding at the Gold Dome. Last month, it was severe winter weather. This...
Georgia lawmakers have now made it to the other side. That is, the other side of so-called Crossover Day, which took place Monday at the state Capitol. They are now three-quarters of the way through the 2014 legislative session, and barreling toward...