SAVANNAH - With three U.S. House seats in Georgia wide open in 2014, the chance to go to Washington is already attracting a crowd of several state legislators, a minister, a surgeon, a political novice and an ex-congressman seeking a comeback. So far, not one is a Democrat.
June 17, 2013|
BY RUSS BYNUM
Members of the Hall County Board of Commissioners are in Atlanta today and Tuesday to advocate for legislation the Georgia General Assembly will consider this session and to learn the impact of laws already passed.
February 03, 2013|
House Speaker David Ralston said the Georgia House of Representatives took an important step Friday when it passed a bill to allow the state draw more than $450 million in federal money for Medicaid next year.
February 02, 2013|
Gov. Nathan Deal talked about moving forward with a focus on progress in his State of the State address last week. But his 2014 fiscal year budget still suffers from a lack of revenue from a briskly growing economy to fully fund the state's growth in population and need for services.
In what would be their final chance to make an impact on Georgia's laws this year, legislators hustled bills Thursday that banned some abortions, reformed the state's criminal justice system and changed how special sales taxes are divvied up among school districts.
Georgia's criminal justice overhaul bill, passed Thursday by the Georgia House and now headed to the Senate, is expected to raise standards and accountability for a growing wave of drug and mental health courts, according to a Hall County superior court judge.