Tue., August 16, 2011 9:03am
In only the second day of the state's legislative redistricting process, tensions erupted in the Georgia Senate Tuesday as Democrats accused their Republican colleagues of shutting them out and not allowing them to present alternate maps to a plan that could see a vote as soon as this week.
Fri., April 15, 2011 11:48am
Lawmakers finished up this year’s legislative session late Thursday night. But they will be back at the state Capitol this summer for a special session on redistricting. And Gov. Nathan Deal will decide what else is on the agenda.
Mon., April 4, 2011 8:23am
The state Capitol will be quiet this week, at least from official General Assembly activity. But lawmakers will have lots to do once they return next Monday for the final three days of the Session.
Thu., March 31, 2011 10:30am
Georgia Power has been unable to agree with the Public Service Commission's staff on a proposal to cut the utility's earnings if the cost of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia runs over budget. Now, the electric company wants the elected PSC members who will meet Thursday to scrap the plan.
Mon., March 28, 2011 9:30am
State lawmakers only have seven working days left in this year’s legislative session. Monday, they reconvene for day-34 on the calendar. It begins a full five-day week. Within their work, legislators will cast final votes on some key issues, including the budget, Sunday alcohol sales and possibly immigration.
Thu., March 24, 2011 8:22am
Thousands of people gathered in front of the Georgia state Capitol Thursday to protest proposed immigration laws. They waved signs, chanted and cheered as speakers addressed the crowd. Police estimated the crowd at roughly 5,000.
Wed., March 16, 2011 2:18pm
State Republicans have bowed to pressure from opponents of federal health care reform. Leaders pulled the bill from the House floor Wednesday.
Wed., March 16, 2011 7:54am
Today is crossover day at the state Capitol. That’s when bills must pass either chamber or won’t have a chance to become law until next year. Most of the big issues have already made it across. Changing HOPE's college scholarship and pre-kindergarten funding, immigration reform and the 2012 budget are three major challenges lawmakers came to the Gold Dome to address,
Tue., March 15, 2011 1:33pm
Just three weeks after unveiling legislation to overhaul the state's cash-strapped HOPE scholarship, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the measure into law. The new Republican governor made fixing the landmark scholarship a centerpiece of his legislative agenda this session. The program had been set to go broke as lottery proceeds failed to keep pace with rising tuition and soaring college enrollment.
Mon., March 14, 2011 12:51pm
A cut to the amount businesses pay into the unemployment trust fund, a bill to expand mental health courts, and legislation to green light special needs scholarship waivers are part of the early action from Day-29 of the 40-day General Assembly session.