There is not an infinite amount of money in Georgia's annual budget. At the most, legislators will have a little more than $19 billion in state revenues to spend on the programs that are funded.
The circus returns to Atlanta next week when Georgia's legislators convene the 2013 session of the General Assembly.
Casey Stengel managed several baseball teams during his Hall of Fame career, but none of them were as bad as the team he took over in 1962: the original New York Mets.
It has been a discouraging year for many Georgians. We're still trying to crawl out from under an economic slowdown that has lasted for more than four years. Unemployment continues to be too high and too many people who run businesses are struggling to get by. As we get closer to the end of the year, however, there are signs of encouragement and reasons to believe that an upturn may finally be under way. One ...
If you're looking for examples of political corruption in our great state, you can find them at the Capitol or at many county courthouses without a lot of effort.
At some point during the next year, Gov. Nathan Deal may have to come up with the correct answer to a most difficult question: Is spending tax money on a new stadium for Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank so important that it justifies throwing away the job of governor?
On the day after the Nov. 6 elections, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner conceded that the reelection of Barack Obama as president, along with a Republican-controlled Senate, made it effectively impossible that the federal health care act known as Obamacare will ever be repealed.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss is hearing thunder from the right - and plenty of it - as he prepares for a possible run for re-election in 2014.
There is something about John Barrow, the U.S. House member from Georgia's 12th District, that drives normally even-tempered politicians into a frenzy.
The election is over and we know who our president and members of Congress are going to be. Let's take a few minutes and look at some of the other winners and losers in Georgia politics.
Regardless of how the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney played out overnight, Georgia Republicans hope to have something significant to celebrate on this morning after the election.
In the 20 years since it began operations, the Georgia Lottery has had only two fulltime directors.
With all of the attention that has been focused on the constitutional amendment dealing with the creation of state charter schools, many voters may not be aware that there is an Amendment 2 on the ballot as well.
It's become the tax break for developers that no one in state government can figure out how to give away.
The campaign on the charter school constitutional amendment seems destined to end up in a courtroom rather than a classroom.
Until last week, Georgia had been one of only three remaining states that put absolutely no limits on how much money lobbyists could spend to influence the passage or defeat of legislation in a General Assembly session.
It's no secret that politicians often make mistakes - a lot of them.
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