This week The Senate Judiciary committee has again scheduled a vote for Amy Totenberg. She was nominated by President Obama for the Federal Court in Atlanta. A vote on her nomination was scheduled earlier this month, but then postponed.
Polls across Georgia will re-open on Tuesday, November 30th for ballots to be cast in runoff elections. Various local and regional races will be decided, as will a pair of statewide races on every ballot. One of those is for a seat on the state’s Supreme Court.
Federal funds for the state's biggest economic development project become more uncertain now that Congressional earmarks are again under political pressure.
Savannah harbor deepening will cost more than $500 million.
Two more Democrats in the state House are considering switching parties.
Valdosta-area state House members Ellis Black and Amy Carter reportedly are weighing a switch to the GOP following this month's Republican tide.
U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson voted in favor of a two-year moratorium on pork barrel earmarks, joining with fellow Republicans in an effort to halt a popular political practice they've both used to funnel money to projects in Georgia.