Wed., February 6, 2013 5:48pm
Following Tuesday’s special election, Republicans have a supermajority in the state Senate for the first time since Reconstruction. Republicans now control 38 seats in the state Senate.
Mon., January 14, 2013 4:54pm
Georgia lawmakers returned to the state Capitol Monday, and the Senate wasted no time in passing a gift cap as part of the chamber’s rules. It will bar lobbyists from spending more than $100 on any one Senator.
Wed., January 2, 2013 4:00pm
State Sen. Joshua McKoon has arguably become the face of the ethics reform movement in Georgia politics. The Columbus Republican is quietly emerging as a leader even as he bucks his own party.
Fri., December 14, 2012 5:00pm
Republican senators in the Georgia General Assembly will meet Saturday to set rules for the upcoming legislative session. The main task will be deciding how much power to give Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle.
Tue., December 11, 2012 9:38am
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said in an interview Monday evening in Athens that the Senate leadership team is more united now than ever. The united front from the three Senate leaders marks a strong contrast from the last two years, when a power struggle derailed negotiations on major legislation and made it difficult to conduct daily business.
Mon., December 10, 2012 11:00am
A former Congressional candidate has entered the race for a state Senate seat representing part of South Georgia. Mike Keown, a Republican, said in a statement that he will run for the seat vacated last week by former Republican Sen. John Bulloch.
Fri., December 7, 2012 5:40pm
State Senator John Bulloch of Ochlocknee said Thursday he’s resigning following a bout with meningitis. Colleagues say he took independent positions that hewed closer to his rural constituents’ needs than the party line.
Thu., December 6, 2012 4:51pm
State Senator John Bulloch of Ochlocknee is stepping down from the seat he’s held since 2003. He’s been suffering from a form of meningitis.
Mon., March 26, 2012 8:07pm
Georgia is another step closer to putting a limit on abortion. The State Senate heard four hours of emotional testimony on both sides of the issue Monday before voting to pass it.
Thu., March 22, 2012 6:00am
A tax reform bill proposed on Monday could be headed for Governor Nathan Deal’s signature as early as Thursday when the state Senate plans to vote on it. Some critics say there’s not enough time to vet the bill before the end of the legislative session next week.