A state House Republican said Friday he would bring impeachment charges against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle if the Senate refuses to consider a dozen veto overrides the House passed on the first day of the legislative session.
January 29, 2008|
The Associated Press
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday released his budget plan for fiscal year 2009, which begins July 1. The $21.4 billion plan contains several Northeast Georgia projects.
Gainesville State College would receive $2.4 million to design a three-story 130,000-square-foot academic building. Funding for construction would likely come in the 2010 budget. The building, with an estimated cost of $35 million, would be the largest on the Oakwood campus.
January 28, 2008|
For Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, today marks the beginning of his sophomore year in the state's second highest office. In his first year as lieutenant governor, Cagle, who turned 42 on Saturday, quickly made the adjustment into the parliamentary maneuvering he must perform as the presiding officer of the Georgia State Senate.
He also ended four years of partisan bickering between the Senate's majority of Republicans and Cagle's predecessor, Mark Taylor, a Democrat.
January 25, 2008|
WATER PLAN: A plan prepared by the State Water Task Force has been submitted to the legislature. It can be modified by the House or Senate Natural Resources committees, but will face an up or down vote when it reaches the floor of the respective chambers. Most legislative leaders are predicting the plan, which creates water districts, will not be changed before it is voted upon. Hall County already is included in the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, which is chaired by Kit Dunlap, president of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
TRAUMA CARE: The mounting debt faced by ...
January 24, 2008|
By Staff, Wire Reports
As the curtain rises Monday on the 2008 session of the Georgia General Assembly, Hall County's legislative delegation has a wide range of legislative priorities. We asked the members of the delegation -- Reps. Carl Rogers, James Mills, Doug Collins and Tommy Benton and Sen. Lee Hawkins -- to tell us what they think the top issues are.
THE GREAT PLAN: Among the key issues, House Speaker Glenn Richardson's plan to replace ad valorem taxes for education with a sales tax. The plan, as presented this week, would eliminate school property taxes and replace them with a 4 percent state ...
January 24, 2008|
By Staff Reports