Thu., March 28, 2013 7:48pm
Today is the last day of the 2013 legislative session, and state lawmakers are busy passing bills before the midnight deadline.
Fri., March 8, 2013 5:00pm
State lawmakers marked the 30th day of the legislative session Thursday, and it’s usually a day when they debate late into the night. That wasn’t the case this year, and it wasn’t a coincidence.
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.
Fri., January 11, 2013 5:00pm
A new bill would give tax credits to entrepreneurs developing property in Georgia’s downtowns. Its backers say those areas deserve help because they draw tourists and are still where many jobs are.
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.
Thu., December 13, 2012 5:26pm
A state senator from Columbus says he’ll call for changing how Georgia funds an ethics commission in the upcoming legislative session. Sen. Joshua McKoon says that would probably require a constitutional amendment, which needs a two-thirds vote in each chamber of the legislature to pass before going to the voters for approval.
Wed., November 7, 2012 5:03pm
Following Tuesday’s election, Republicans expect to gain a supermajority in the state Senate and are one seat shy of one in the state House.
Tue., April 3, 2012 3:39pm
State lawmakers passed 200 major bills during the 40-day legislative session, but a bill that would have stiffened ethics rules for elected officials was not among them. Lawmakers also didn’t pass a measure that would have lifted restrictions on carrying guns to the state Capitol and other public places.
Fri., March 30, 2012 4:47pm
House Speaker David Ralston gaveled out the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly Thursday at midnight. State lawmakers tackled some thorny issues this session, including tax reform. But the volume of bills was much lower than last year, as many lawmakers were eager to finish up early so they could hit the campaign trail.
Mon., January 23, 2012 7:00am
There is division among state Republican leaders over capping how much the state spends each year. A bill drafted by state Senators would call for a constitutional amendment to give Georgians a vote on spending limits.