House considers high school drop-out bill

  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...

Deal appoints Pridemore to PSC

  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. The longtime Deal ally resigned her position as executive director of the...

State leadership touts tax reform bill

  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.” HB 918, sponsored by...

Isakson on Guns, the Budget, Immigration and 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. Long-time Atlanta...

Senate bills look to aid law enforcement

  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...

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