Georgia State Politics

Georgia State Politics

Georgia Bill: Local authorities must help enforce immigration law

Critics say the measure is unconstitutional, harmful to immigrant communities and could result in people being held unlawfully.

Lawmakers Lose Footing, Flip Flop on Special Interest Bill

Some Georgia lawmakers flip flopped on a multi-million dollar tax break last week, struggling to find their footing on legislation that would benefit two...

Lawmaker: “Retirement Hike for Legislators Was ‘Right and Fair'”

One Georgia lawmaker is defending a vote to increase his own retirement benefits after a series of comments on social media appeared to show...

Georgia AG Carr Still Investigating Equifax Data Breach

In September 2017, Attorney General Chris Carr announced that the state of Georgia was taking a leadership role in the investigation of the issues surrounding...

Only 13 NRA members used discount Delta withdrew

A Delta Air Lines spokesman confirms only 13 members of the National Rifle Association bought discounted tickets using a perk later withdrawn by the airline following the school massacre in Florida.

‘Naked politics’ of punishing Delta could haunt Georgia

Georgia lawmakers’ decision to punish Delta Air Lines for publicly distancing itself from the National Rifle Association was an extraordinary act of political revenge.

Lawmakers pass bills on paper ballots, transit, marijuana

Georgia lawmakers passed dozens of bills Wednesday, rushing to meet a key deadline for the 40-day session.

Georgia Senate to vote on tax bill, Delta benefit dropped

Lawmakers in the Georgia Senate moved toward a vote Thursday on a sweeping tax bill that Republicans stripped of a proposed jet-fuel tax break...

Hidden Predator Bill passes Georgia House

The Georgia House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 605, the Hidden Predator Act, sponsored by State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine), by a vote...

GA Govenor will sign $5B tax relief despite Delta spat

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday afternoon that he would sign the $5 billion tax relief bill despite the state Senate’s decision to remove Deal’s...