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...

Legislative Day 23 – Crossover Day One Week Away

  We’re now in year two of the Day 28 Crossover Day (formerly it was Day 30) and the pressure is on legislators to hustle preferred legislation through their respective chambers to send it over to the other chamber by Day 29. Moving the date up last year was...

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...

House Looks to Stop Practice of Diverted Fees

  We’re now 7 days from Crossover Day and things are getting hectic at the Capitol. This week Governor Deal unveiled his final push for criminal justice reform, Speaker Ralston introduced the much-anticipated transit bill and there is still plenty of rural...

Criminal Justice council addresses elder abuse

  The Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform’s 2018 report to Gov. Nathan Deal includes two pieces of legislation that would create steps to prevent elder abuse and address misdemeanor bail. One of the bills introduced in the Senate Wednesday, SB 406, would...

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