Butch Miller could be a professional juggler. The Jan. 10 legislative session hasn't started yet, but District 49's state senator already has the schedule down - zipping to Atlanta for impromptu meetings, answering endless phone calls and e-mails, and somehow still squeezing in gym time in the mornings and family time in the evenings. "It's amazing the letters, calls and e-mails you get," Miller said Wednesday, pointing out ones from local residents asking about their trash ...
A state-imposed moratorium on raising property assessments will expire in January, though a renewed debate on the property tax system is likely.
Sandra Deal is a woman who has always worked behind the scenes. Her husband, Republican Gov.-elect Nathan Deal, has spent the last two decades as a politician. And she has been with him for every step of the way, taking care of her family while he served as a state senator, a U.S. House representative and now preparing to take over as the governor of Georgia. And for the first time, Sandra Deal will be ...
Georgia House Speaker David Ralston isn't making any jokes when it comes to this year's budget.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle believes he has achieved the American dream, and he wants to help Georgia residents do the same.
Northeast Georgia's top three political native sons are firming up their legislative priorities, meeting at the Capitol to discuss ongoing ideas before Christmas.
Gov.-elect Nathan Deal named his choice for state House floor leaders Friday afternoon, including Gainesville Rep. Doug Collins.
Gov.-elect Nathan Deal has announced the schedule of events surrounding his inauguration. Deal will be sworn into office at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in front of the state Capitol in Atlanta. The ceremony will be preceded by a prayer service at 9 a.m. at the Mount Paran Church of God. An invitation-only gala will follow that evening at 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena. The gala will feature several musical performers from Georgia, as well as ...
As the Georgia General Assembly prepares to fill a $1.5 billion hole in the state budget, local legislators have no doubt more cuts are coming. The question is, where?
The economy was the common theme at Thursday morning's Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast where participants discussed balancing the state budget and creating jobs.
A solution to the water war with Alabama and Florida has eluded Georgia governors for nearly two decades, but Gov.-elect Nathan Deal is hopeful he will be able work out an agreement.
Gov.-elect Nathan Deal announced Friday the three senators who will serve as floor leaders. Sen. Jim Butterworth, R-Clarkesville, Sen. Ronnie Chance, R-Tyrone, and Sen. Bill Jackson, R-Appling, will be liaisons between the governor and the state Senate to help Deal guide his legislative agenda. The floor leaders will assume their new roles after Deal takes office Jan. 10. "It is an honor to have these three men join my administration as the Senate floor leaders," ...
Gov.-elect Nathan Deal has started on a long list of appointments in state government, starting with a new face and a few familiar ones.
As Senate members continue to iron out what powers Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will have during the upcoming legislative session, many political observers wonder how it could affect legislation.