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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Discusses Priorities for the 2019 Session

Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger is candid and specific in our GPB interview

by Scott Slade | February 7, 2019

Weather and Traffic Lead to a Shortened Week for Lawmakers

Fears of a snow emergency and Super Bowl woes made for a short, interesting week at the Capitol. On Monday, Governor Brian Kemp announced that state offices would close on Tuesday in anticipation of a forecasted snow...

by Donna Lowry | February 1, 2019

Lawmakers Exclusive Interview with Governor Brian Kemp

Don't miss our exclusive, one-on-one interview with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Monday night on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

by Scott Slade | January 25, 2019

State Representative Brooks Coleman & His Clocks

They say “time waits for no man.”  Maybe it doesn't, but Georgia is home to a trove of timepieces that have clearly been waiting for a guy like State Representative Brooks Coleman to come along....

by Lisa Clark | April 24, 2015

Five Things To Know About Sine Die

Sine Die, the last day of the Georgia legislative session for 2015, has arrived. By law, the General Assembly must conclude its business today and adjourn by midnight or earlier. Here are five things to know about the...

by Rosemary Jean-Louis | April 2, 2015

The Senate and House Transportation Bills: A Comparison

Tuesday the Georgia Senate took a crack at H.B. 170, the Transportation bill passed by the House, and made significant changes.The most obvious difference - the Senate proposes a 24 cent per gallon excise tax on...

by Rosemary Jean-Louis | March 18, 2015

House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams: Accomplished And Driven

Stacey Abrams is soft-spoken. Her voice has no detectable hint of its Mississippi roots. But, that voice commands undivided attention; each word carefully selected for maximum meaning and impact.In her presence, you get...

by Pat St. Claire | March 12, 2015

Speaker Ralston On Risk-Taking And The Transportation Bill (VIDEO)

Last week, the Georgia House passed a billion dollar transportation package. It passed 123 votes to 46 through multiple revisions and last minute changes and pressure from conservatives groups to vote against it as they...

by Bill Nigut | March 11, 2015

Failing Schools Takeover Plan Gets Ga. Senate Approval

The debate stretched over several hours, but in the end Governor Nathan Deal’s plan for the state to take over failing schools, won approval in the Senate today, mostly along party lines. It will now go to the...

by Pat St. Claire | March 5, 2015

Competing Marijuana Bills: Medical And Now Recreational

Regulating the use of marijuana in Georgia is gaining momentum at the state Capitol. There are now three separate bills aimed at doing that – two in the Senate and one in the House. The latest, however, is nothing...

by Pat St. Claire | March 3, 2015

Making The Case For And Against Senate Bill 44

Earlier this week, a federal judge blocked President Obama’s executive order to give illegal immigrants temporary protection. The administration is working on an appeal but discussions and hearings on immigration...

by Pat St. Claire | February 20, 2015

Five Things To Know About Georgia’s 2015 Legislative Session

Georgia’s 2015 legislative session began last week with Governor Nathan Deal’s inauguration for a second term in office. An ambitious legislative session is on tap including contentious issues such as medical...

by Rosemary Jean-Louis | January 21, 2015