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.
 
Republican lawmakers want Georgia to join with other states to assert each state’s right to regulate its healthcare industry. Today they passed a measure that will allow the state to enter a compact with others.
State lawmakers Thursday gave their final approval to a bill aimed at closing a loophole in the state's ethics law.
Utilities such as Georgia Power will be able to make political contributions under a bill that’s headed to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature. If the Governor signs it, the measure will overturn a 36-year ban on such contributions.
The controversial illegal immigration reform bill passed on the last day of the General Assembly. Immigrant rights groups and members of the business community opposed it up to the final debate.
Lawmakers are finishing up this year’s legislative session. But they will be back at the Capitol this summer for a special session on redistricting. Gov. Nathan Deal will decide what else is on the agenda.
A bill that would allow the elderly to remain in assisted living centers will head to Governor Nathan Deal for this signature. Under current Georgia law, seniors are sometimes moved to nursing homes unwillingly when they are no longer mobile or...
State lawmakers worked into late Tuesday evening on the next to last day of the General Assembly session. Movement on a Sunday alcohol sales bill, immigration, and the state budget was included on Tuesday's agenda.
Lawmakers have just one day to sort out their differences over an illegal immigration reform measure.
A state Senate committee on redistricting met for the first time Wednesday to discuss the process of redrawing legislative maps from the new census data.
Georgia legislators have agreed to an $18.3 billion budget that pours additional state money into tax investigators, Medicaid and domestic violence shelters. Both chambers signed off on the changes Tuesday.