Government & Politics

U.S. House to vote on upending DeVos student loan forgiveness policy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House is expected to vote this week on a resolution that would overturn a federal rule that critics say guts...

Statewide poll finds tepid support for added income tax cut

A new poll found lukewarm enthusiasm among Georgia voters for a plan to cut the state’s income tax rate when lawmakers are being asked...

U.S. House votes to check Trump on military action against Iran

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Thursday on a resolution to curtail President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran without first...

Ralston says Georgians should be trusted with gambling expansion

House Speaker David Ralston said Georgians should decide if casinos, sports betting and horse racing become legal. Ralston sat down with reporters Thursday ahead of...

Three qualify for February special election to fill late senator’s seat

Three candidates will appear on the ballot in the special election called after the death of a south Georgia state senator. Carden Summers of Cordele...

Bookman: Removing one evil man rarely solves the problem

It’s plausible, even likely, that with Tuesday night’s missile attacks we’ve seen the extent of Iran’s overt, immediate retaliation for the targeting of Qasem...

New Georgia House gatekeeper knows insurance, health care

Richard Smith just got one of the most important and unknown jobs in Georgia politics. He’s the new chairman of the Georgia House Rules Committee,...

No more studying, gambling, scooters and more now on lawmakers’ agenda

Several days before Georgia’s next legislative session begins Monday, lawmakers considering the expansion of legalized gambling are set to tour the Atlanta Motor Speedway...

State audit says companies abuse generous film tax credit program

A new state report delivered a searing critique of the state’s popular film tax credit, offering up a portrayal of a program with little...

Trump has appointed judges at a breakneck speed. More are coming

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled U.S. Senate heads into 2020 with few major legislative victories but a significant one on the judicial front: a dramatic...
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