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.
 
The Georgia Legislature will wrap up the 2011 legislative session on April 14. The House on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution setting the calendar for the remainder of the 40-day session. The Senate was expected to take it up Monday afternoon...
One year later Georgia is suing the federal government. State lawmakers do not act on creating health care exchange. Full law goes into effect in 2014.
The Sunday alcohol sales bill handily passed a House committee Tuesday, as expected. The bill could come to the House floor for a vote as early as Monday.
A Senate committee today passed a measure that creates a commission to scrutinize bills relating to health insurance.
The Senate passed a resolution Tuesday to study whether the state can draw water from the Tennessee River's Georgia tributaries. It could help solve the state’s water supply problem.
Hundreds of students and families rallied at the capitol today in support of letting Georgia students go to school online.
A state task force formed to find new water sources met for the first time today. Georgia is under pressure to expand its water options.
State legislators on Monday embark on the final 10 days of this year’s legislative session. The House and Senate will spend this week reviewing the bills that have already passed one chamber.
The Senate passed numerous bills on Wednesday including a bill that will let communities legalize Sunday alcohol sales.
Members of the House were busy on Wednesday handling bills before the midnight deadline. The bills included, among others, airline tax breaks and health care.