Georgia State Politics

Georgia State Politics

Georgia Senate to vote on tax bill, Delta benefit dropped

Lawmakers in the Georgia Senate moved toward a vote Thursday on a sweeping tax bill that Republicans stripped of a proposed jet-fuel tax break...

Sheriffs Show Support for Brian Kemp in Governor’s Race

24 Sheriffs and former Sheriffs from around the state joined in endorsing Secretary of State and Republican candidate for Governor Brian Kemp on Monday. From...

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.

Pence takes short St. Patrick’s Day stroll in Savannah

Vice President Mike Pence strolled Saturday in the South’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, where a few lucky fans behind sidewalk barricades got hugs...

Sunday alcohol sales expansion heads to Georgia governor

A proposal to allow Georgians to purchase alcohol at restaurants and wineries on Sunday mornings is headed to the governor’s desk. House lawmakers voted 97-64...

GDOT names Franks new Transportation Investment Act Administrator

Franks was born and raised in Dublin, GA, and is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

GOP Lawmakers Want to Mandate Opioid Addicition Treatment in Insurance

A handful of state lawmakers want to require insurance companies to pay for opioid addiction treatment. State Representative Karen Mathiak, the lead sponsor of the...

Long-serving Republican Ehrhart retiring from Georgia House

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

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 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.