Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

12th District race tests importance of party

SAVANNAH, Ga -- Whether John Barrow wins a fifth term in his campaign against Republican Lee Ander­son will largely rest on how successfully the House incumbent can convince voters in the 12th ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Aug 6, 2012

Allen wants 4 debates with Anderson

Bolstering confidence that he'll face state Rep. Lee Anderson in the Aug. 21 Republican runoff for Congress, Augusta businessman Rick Allen has invited Anderson to debate four times before then.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

Competing maps, election plans advance

Augusta legislators are working at cross purposes on the issue of local elections, and their bills are beginning to fill the House and Senate hoppers. On Monday, Rep. Barbara Sims, R-Augusta, ...
By Walter Jones and Susan McCord

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

Bill would help sex abuse victims

State Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, is trying again to end Georgia's statute of limiations on child sex abuse crimes.
By Donnie Fetter

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011

Scrutiny this month on Ga. 'Sunshine law'

ATLANTA -- The special legislative session that begins Aug. 15 to redraw political districts will be the setting for lawmakers’ first hearing on a rewrite of the state’s sunshine ...
By Walter Jones

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ga. sued over new immigration law

ATLANTA  — Civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit today seeking to block Georgia from enforcing a law that cracks down on illegal immigration, saying it violates state and federal law.
By Kate Brumback

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lawmakers owe state thousands

ATLANTA — Nearly 50 Georgia lawmakers owe the state money after they filed their campaign finance reports late or didn't file the documents at all.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lewis not ready to 'give up or give in'

ATLANTA --- Civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis said Tuesday he's running for office again.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lobbyists spend close to $1 million on Georgia lawmakers

ATLANTA -- Among the most popular gifts for lawmakers this year -- tickets to the Masters golf tournament in Augusta.
By Shannon McCaffrey

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ga. Senate change led to logjam

ATLANTA - In November, Georgians elected a lieutenant governor. In January, they got nine.
By Errin Haines

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Analysis: Legislative leadership matters

ATLANTA -- Two statements echoed repeatedly throughout the Capitol over the last four months regarding leadership.
By Walter Jones

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ga. lawmakers almost finished

ATLANTA -- The General Assembly approved some tax breaks designed to spark jobs, allowed utility companies to pour money into political campaigns, added a bitter flavor to antifreeze and ...
By Walter Jones

Ga. House nearly kills Gulfstream/ tourism bill

ATLANTA -- The House nearly killed a tax break today for out-of-state airplane owners and developers of resorts and amusement parks.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

State's immigration bill down to last day

Georgia has a day left to pass an immigration bill that has some parts that are similar to Arizona's contentious law.

Deal will sign Sunday sales but later

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal said today that he’ll sign into law legislation permitting local communities to allow the sale of packaged alcohol on Sunday afternoons, but he’s not in ...
By Walter Jones

Senate bill affects Augusta aviation

ATLANTA -- The Senate passed a pair of bills Tuesday using taxes to spur economic development, one a tax break for airplane owners and one a tax increase for local arts councils.
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sunday alcohol sales bill heads to governor

ATLANTA --- Georgia communities would be able to decide whether stores can sell alcohol on Sundays under legislation headed to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature.

Legislation would cut job security for new teachers

COLUMBIA --- South Carolina's school districts would be able to try out new teachers longer and the teachers would have less job security under legislation a House committee approved Tuesday.

Ethics loopholes closed by bills

The House of Representatives passed two bills Tuesday designed to close loopholes in the state's ethics law. The bills would also allow utility companies and their employees to make campaign ...
By Walter C. Jones

Ga. Senate passes Indian-casino veto

ATLANTA -- The General Assembly would be able to veto agreements that would allow Indian tribes to set up a casino in Georgia under an amendment passed by the Senate on Tuesday.
By Walter Jones

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