The state rested its case Tuesday in the trial of state Senator Don Balfour, after aiming to show the Snellville Republican cheated taxpayers. The long-serving senator is charged with seeking reimbursements on days when he wasn’t on state duty.
According to the State Attorney General’s Office, the commission appointed to review the case against state Rep. Tyrone Brooks will meet next Friday, June 28. That panel must determine whether to suspend Brooks from office because of his felony indictment.
Lawmakers - led by House Speaker David Ralston - are rushing through a bill that would permit the spouse of a state employee killed in the line of duty to continue health coverage under the state plan.
Both candidates faced stinging questions, but it was Nathan Deal who found himself subject to attack from two sides. The Democrat, Roy Barnes, challenged his votes affecting women. The Libertarian, John Monds, challenged his conservative credentials.
Roy Barnes and Nathan Deal are trolling for votes on the Georgia coast. It's a region that helped send Barnes to the governor's mansion in 1998 but may lean more Republican now that he's seeking his old job back.
With only days to go before the general election, most polling shows Republican Nathan Deal running ahead of Democrat Roy Barnes for governor. And that may not change unless Barnes can draw more white rural voters.
With the general election fast approaching on November 2nd, hear from the candidates for governor. GPB's Edgar Treiguts sat down with Democrat Roy Barnes, Republican Nathan Deal, and Libertarian John Monds in separate interviews.