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.
 
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...
Georgia’s state House passed a bill late Monday designed to push back against the federal Affordable Care Act by preventing state government from helping in the implementation and enforcement of the law also known as "Obamacare."
Georgia lawmakers now have their sights set firmly on March 20 when the 40-day 2014 legislative session will end. Among the hundreds of measures that have a chance at passage into law this year, one proposal would place a monument to the Ten...
Monday is Day 30 of Georgia’s 40-day legislative session. With three-quarters of the session behind them, lawmakers will use the day to make the final determination on what bills will have a shot at becoming law and what bills will die for the...
Georgia is on track to adopt a law that would allow guns into places that have always been off-limits to firearms.
A state House panel Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would permit medical marijuana to be grown and used in Georgia for treatment of patients with cancer, glaucoma and seizure disorders under tightly controlled restrictions. The Health and...
As the state legislature heads into its final weeks, there are not one but two so-called religious freedom bills under consideration and causing controversy. They come before the legislature as a similar bill in Arizona has captured the national...
Some Georgia applicants for food stamps and welfare benefits would have to pass a drug test under a House bill that cleared a committee Monday on a 7-6 vote. People applying for this government assistance would require testing if they raised “...