Senate bill to create fire commission

  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. Senate Bill 319, The Consolidation of Fire Safety Services in Georgia...

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...

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