It's official: Gov. Nathan Deal last week signed the "Guns everywhere" bill that expands the public areas where persons with a carry license can legally take firearms. The governor's action, which had been long expected, prompted differing reactions from different groups.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is one of those political issues that divides Georgians more sharply than almost anything else.
Gov. Nathan Deal currently is reviewing the hundreds of bills passed during this year's General Assembly session. He presumably will have everything signed or vetoed by April 30.
Within minutes after a Fulton County jury returned a devastating verdict against the state ethics commission last week, Gov. Nathan Deal's aides were already trying to put their own spin on the story.
For the past few months, the Senate Republican primary has looked like a cage match between five politicians biting and gouging to see who can move most sharply to the far right edge of the ring.
The week before Georgia legislators finished their session, Sen. Steve Thompson, D-Marietta, made a floor speech that put it all in perspective.
The Georgia General Assembly has rightly earned a reputation for being one of America's most conservative legislative bodies.
Georgia's political scorecard for 2014 was filled out last week as hundreds of hopeful candidates dropped by the Capitol to fill out the paperwork that places their names on the May 20 primary election ballot.
It is getting more and more difficult to exclude people who may look or believe a little differently than you.
It was a spectacle you seldom see during a legislative session.
When you're writing about people in politics, you should pay closer attention to what they do than to what they say.
When legislators launched this year's episode of the General Assembly, they were determined to get the session completed quickly so they could start campaigning for those early primary elections on May 20.
Georgia has become the country's laughingstock after the national media watched the metro Atlanta region grind completely to a halt over a 2-inch snowfall.
Nobody at the Capitol was talking about the legalization of marijuana this time last year, but suddenly it's become a leading topic of discussion in the General Assembly.
State school Superintendent John Barge is on a political suicide mission.
Rep. David Stover is a brave man. He may well be one of the gutsiest people serving in the General Assembly.
When I first started writing about politics, my conservative friends would preach the gospel of "local control." They believed local governments did a better job of running things because local officeholders were closer to the people who elected them.
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