Hanging around the Capitol sometimes has its perks. On Wednesday, the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) held its 10th annual Taste of Georgia Legislative Reception at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.read more
The Georgia State Senate this week gave bi-partisan support to a bill that would create a new Division of Fire Safety that would be led by the new position of Commissioner of Fire Safety.read more
The full House Education Committee will hear a bill today that proposes raising the state’s drop-out age from 16 to 17. HB 932, sponsored by Rep. Tommy Benton, received a ‘Do Pass’ recommendation from the Education Subcommittee — Academic Support late Wednesday afternoon.read more
In a rather unsurprising move Governor Nathan Deal on Wednesday appointed Tricia Pridemore to the Public Service Commission to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Stan Wise.read more
Gov. Nathan Deal was joined by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, and a host of Legislators Tuesday, outlining updates to HB 918, which addresses state tax code, and will “keep taxpayers’ hard-earned money in their pockets.”read more
Senator Johnny Isakson covered a number of topics at an appearance as part of the Atlanta Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon series. He touched on the recent school shooting in Florida, immigration, the recent budget deal and a few other items.read more
Georgia Senators, following the recommendations of the Compensation of Police and Sheriffs (COPS) Task Force, gave overwhelming support last week to a package of four bills that are designed to strengthen support and compensation for Georgia’s local law enforcement officers.read more
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills has resigned from the Georgia Sheriffs Association, where he once served as its second vice-president and a past president. The departure comes after he shocked fellow sheriffs and state legislators with a shrill attack on Gov. Nathan Deal for criminal justice proposals, particularly a cash bond proposal for judges.read more
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America has gun problems. The sheer quantity of guns in the country is one problem, the deafening rhetoric on both sides of the aisle regarding “gun control” is another, and the fear that has crept into our lives which drives demand for guns is a third.
Driver’s licenses and the illegal aliens who get them are an issue under the Gold Dome again. Expect to see consideration of at least two bills before crossover day. One of them, SB 417 from Senator Josh McKoon, should see a Senate hearing today in the Public Safety Committee.
Super Bowl LII is officially in the history books and hundreds of Georgians are already at work preparing for next year’s game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Among them are hoteliers, transportation providers, event management firms and other members of the state’s $60.8 billion tourism industry.