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.
First, 50,000 Fulton County voters received letters saying they may be declared inactive, because they didn’t update the address on their voter...