Lawmakers return to the state Capitol Monday for the 2012 legislative session. State legislators will spend 40 working days in session, and then later this year, all of them are up for election. And that’s likely to affect the tenor of this year’s legislative session.
Georgia Tea Party groups are gearing up for the 2012 election by identifying state Republicans whom they say aren’t fiscally conservative. The groups are targeting House Speaker David Ralston and other prominent lawmakers.
With the state house and senate legislative district maps approved, lawmakers turn their attention to congressional district maps Monday.Their main task will be deciding where to put a new congressional district.
The Republican-controlled state House approved new district maps Thursday. Democrats say the majority party is using the Voting Rights Act to segregate the legislature. But Republicans dismissed the questions as posturing for an eventual court fight again
A once-a-decade redistricting session got underway Monday at the state Capitol to re-draw legislative maps. Lawmakers will hold the first public meeting on proposed maps Tuesday. But watchdog groups are already concerned that the public is being shut out of the process.