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.
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.
Georgia legislators are wrapping up their work redrawing the state's political boundaries. Redistricting is expected to be completed on Wednesday as the state Senate votes on a new congressional map that adds a 14th district in northeast Georgia. The House has already approved the map.
The Georgia Senate redistricting committee has approved proposed changes to congressional districts. The plan passed by a 10-3 vote Tuesday and is expected to head to the Senate floor on Wednesday, bringing a speedy end to the Legislature's main business during the special session which began Aug. 15.
A legislative committee has passed a bill that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in Georgia. And in the state Senate, some Democrats are concerned that a proposal to cut the HOPE scholarship program and pre-kindergarten program is moving too quickly through the Legislature.