Government & Politics

Kemp sells his conservative agenda at business breakfast

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp offered few clues for what will – or won’t – be found in the state’s new budget during an annual...

Lawmaker aims to require plants to disclose toxic gas release

A Georgia lawmaker introduced legislation this week that he says is the first step in better regulating plants that produce a gas that can...

Bookman: State’s incentives oversight lax, public assistance scrutiny tight

“Scathing” is an insufficiently harsh adjective to describe the state’s recent audit of Georgia’s extremely generous, almost unregulated program to subsidize the film and...

Auditors: Georgia is No. 1 state for blockbuster film tax credit...

A top Georgia Republican called damning state audits of Georgia’s generous film tax credit program “alarming,” though so far, the reports released this month...

Georgia Dems push new GOP U.S. Senator to oppose Obamacare repeal

A Georgia health care coalition and a group of state legislators are pushing U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler to publicly oppose the ongoing dismantling of...

State lawmakers dust off decades-old ERA debate

A group of Georgia state lawmakers says it’s time to approve a 1972 U.S. constitutional amendment that aims to bar discrimination on the basis...

Lieutenant governor hints gambling bills are long shot this year

Gambling proponents may have gone bust just one day into the new session, with one high-ranking state leader expressing skepticism about the desire for...

Georgia General Assembly begins on a somber note

Georgia lawmakers returned to the state Capitol Monday and paid tribute to two colleagues who died recently. Legislators are set to engage in lively debates...

Online sales tax, other 2019 bills due for return engagement this...

Facing the prospect of tough budget cuts, state lawmakers say they will move quickly to pass legislation that will require some popular third-party sellers...

Georgia Recorder reports for Gold Dome duty

When Georgia’s 236 state lawmakers closed out the last legislative session on April 2, they tossed copies of bills in the air and sang...
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