Governor-elect Nathan Deal is underway with state budget meetings this week. Only six days removed from his gubernatorial victory, the Gainesville Republican is meeting all week with state budget officials and key budget writers within the General Assembly.
Members of the Georgia State Senate Republican Caucus met in Macon Friday to determine what role the Lieutenant Governor will play when the legislative session starts in January. At the end of the nearly 8 hour meeting the group decided to share the power.
State transportation officials want to start building more roads in Georgia before they have all the money to pay for them. Although voters rejected that idea Tuesday when Amendment 3 failed, officials will still push the plan.
Out of Tuesday elections, there will be a runoff for one statewide race -- a seat on Georgia’s Supreme Court. The runoff is scheduled for November 30th.
Incumbent David Nahmias will face what some might say is a little-known challenger -- who did little to no campaigning.
Republicans increased their majorities in the State House and Senate Tuesday.
A high number of new faces could complicate next year's General Assembly.
Republicans gained three seats in the 180 member state House and one in the 56 member state Senate.
South Georgia Congressman Sanford Bishop is returning to Washington to represent the 2nd District.His challenger Mike Keown called Bishop and conceded the race today after first being declared the winner by the Associated Press late Tuesday night.
There will not be a fifth term to return to Congress for Jim Marshall. The Democrat in middle Georgia’s 8th district was defeated by Republican Austin Scott. The vote totals showed Scott with more than 52 percent, compared to Marshall’s 47 percent.