A pair of Democrats were expelled from the Republican-controlled Tennessee House of Representatives for staging a gun control protest on the House floor. Georgians are questioning if a similar situation is possible in the Peach State.
House Bill 462 enacts the Raise the Age Act, which would consider 17-year-olds facing charges to be tried as juveniles instead of adults. It was passed on Crossover Day in Georgia’s House of Representatives in a 145-22 vote on Monday.
The Georgia House passed two bills targeting violent protestors on Day 26 after contentious debate about the consequences. House Bill 505, sponsored by Rep. Mike Cheokas (R -- Americus), would classify rioting as a felony charge. Rioting is a misdemeanor charge under current Georgia law. The new classification would mean increased jail time for offenders.
Friday on Political Rewind: Released Atlanta police bodycam videos are stoking controversy over what happened the morning an activist was killed and a state trooper was wounded. Plus, Gov. Brian Kemp's inauguration featured a lavish ball, but his team won't reveal who paid for it.
Georgia Speaker of the House Jon Burns (R-Newington) spoke Thursday about key issues the House of Representatives will address throughout the 2023 legislative session.
Jon Burns has made a reputation as everyone's friend during his 18 years in the Georgia House. Now he hopes that affability will serve him as the chamber's speaker.
Georgia’s House Study Committee on Cannabis Waste Disposal and Recycling will hold a series of meetings to examine the amount of waste that comes from manufacturing legal cannabis products and possible solutions to fix it.
A newly elected — and arrested — state representative from Barrow County is stepping down before the General Assembly convenes its 2023 legislative session next week.
On Election Day, Ruwa Romman made Georgia history: She became the first known Muslim woman elected to the Georgia House, and she is also the first Palestinian American elected to any office in the state.
Elected to the General Assembly in 2016, Shannon has gained attention by staging direct confrontations with Republicans. In 2018, she led a group of fellow progressive Democrats in boycotting Gov.-elect Brian Kemp’s first public address.
Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a massive overhaul of election rules passed by the Republican-controlled Georgia legislature that enacts new limitations on mail-in voting, expands most voters' access to in-person early voting and further inflames the state's debate over voting rights.
Georgia Democrats named Rep. James Beverly of Macon to lead the minority party’s efforts to advance its policy agenda as lawmakers prepare for a contentious redistricting process next year.
Beverly takes over as state House minority leader for Bob Trammell, a Luthersville attorney who lost his Nov. 3 reelection bid after Republicans spent $1 million to unseat him. On Tuesday, Beverly won the leadership position over Rep. William Boddie, an East Point attorney who had been second in command as Democratic Whip.
House Speaker David Ralston received resounding support from his GOP colleagues Monday after he successfully led the charge to block Democrats from flipping control of the chamber for the first time since the early 2000s.
Today, instead of naming their own House Speaker, the Democrats who campaigned long and hard to wrest 16 seats from Republican control are set to replace their house minority leader, who lost his re-election bid last Tuesday.
State lawmakers who are reviewing Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law said they could soon reach common ground on whether to repeal or just revise the law.
On this edition of Political Rewind, House of Representatives Speaker David Ralston joins us just days before he gavels in the 2019 Session.