Georgia State Politics

Georgia State Politics

Georgia Senate united in renaming ‘Runaway Negro Creek’

The Georgia Senate has called on the federal government to change the name of a small body of water known as Runaway Negro Creek.

Deal: February tax revenues up 4.8 percent

Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week that Georgia’s net tax collections for February totaled $1.23 billion, for an increase of nearly $55.9 million, or...

Georgia House wants lobbyists to abide by harassment policy

The Georgia House has passed a measure that would require lobbyists working in the Capitol to abide by the same sexual harassment policy as lawmakers.

Georgia lawmakers weigh gun control proposals

Last week, hundreds of gun control advocates rallied outside the Georgia Capitol, calling for new laws to help put an end to mass shootings. Students staged...

Long-serving Republican Ehrhart retiring from Georgia House

The Georgia House’s longest-serving Republican is retiring.

Hidden Predator Bill passes Georgia House

The Georgia House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 605, the Hidden Predator Act, sponsored by State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine), by a vote...

University to honor US Rep. John Lewis’ civil rights work

U.S. Rep. John Lewis will be honored for his civil rights accomplishments by a university in Ohio. Miami University will award its Freedom Summer of...

Georgia Bill: Local authorities must help enforce immigration law

Critics say the measure is unconstitutional, harmful to immigrant communities and could result in people being held unlawfully.

Georgia Senate advances governor’s cash bail overhaul

The Georgia Senate has unanimously passed a measure that would overhaul the state’s misdemeanor bail process. The proposal passed Monday is one of the final...

Georgia House backs push to keep lottery winners anonymous

Georgia lottery players who win big can stay anonymous under a proposal approved by the state House. The House voted 173-1 on Monday in favor...