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.
 
Here is the full text of Governor Nathan Deal's State of the State Speech
There is growing discussion among state lawmakers about potentially legalizing medical marijuana in Georgia. 20 other states and the District of Columbia have already done it. Governor Nathan Deal did not mention it during his State of the State...
Governor Nathan Deal proposed a $547 million budget increase for K-12 education in Georgia during his State of the State address on Wednesday morning. Deal says the increase will allow the state to eliminate teacher furlough days and increase...
On Wednesday, Georgia lawmakers attended the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues annual breakfast, sat for Gov. Nathan Deal’s State of the State address and plowed into budget hearings.
Do you remember Monday when we told you that the 2014 Georgia General Assembly session was off to a quick start? Here’s the good news: we weren’t lying. But that’s also the bad news (at least, if you’re trying to keep on top of things).
As Georgia lawmakers prepare for their annual 40-day session in Atlanta, they may aim to finish quickly, keep the to-do list modest and return to work on their election campaigns.The Bibb County School Board has eight members, making tie votes...
The state's 2014 Georgia legislative session is here. That is to say, politicking came alive at the state Capitol Monday. Lawmakers, lobbyists, citizen activists, troublemakers - the usual crowd - were there.
Lawmakers return to the state Capitol today and are gearing up for what they hope will be a short legislative session. That’s because they all want to fundraise and can’t do so while working under the Gold Dome. But while your senators and...
At an educational conference Friday, Republican state lawmakers said Georgia needs to spend more on education. And while they say they can’t restore $1 billion in education cuts that piled up during the Recession, they say the time for austerity is...
If there can be said to be a front-runner in the GOP primary for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat, it might be Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah). The 11-term congressman has so far raised the most money in the race to replace retiring Sen. Saxby...