Political Notes – It’s getting testy under the Gold Dome

Lawmakers are getting hot under the collar as the General Assembly session moves along . . .

Tags: David Ralston , hostile remarks , Josh McKoon , legisltive session , Mike Crane , religious freedom

Deal appoints Cheney to judgeship

Glen Cheney replaces David Cavender as a Superior Court judge for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit . . .

Tags: Glen Cheney , judicial appointment , Nathan Deal

Presidential campaigns head south to S.C., Georgia

The presidential campaigns head South for a crucial three-week stretch of the race for the White House . . .

Tags: Georgia primary , presidential campaigns

Federal lawsuit challenges voter purges

Common Cause and the NAACP challenge Georgia’s voter purging procedures in a federal lawsuit . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Common Cause , NAACP , voter purges

Political Notes – Senate passes abortion alternative bill

Thursday was a busy day for lawmakers in both the Senate and the House of Representatives . . .

Tags: banking law revision , boat dealers , Carl Rogers , Lee Hawkins , life insurance disclosures , Matt Ramsey , pregnancy resource centers , Renee Unterman , Stephen Allison

‘Pastor protection’ bill passes, more religious bills are on the way

House unanimously adopts bill to give legal protections to ministers who don’t want to perform same-sex marriages . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Kevin Tanner , pastor protection bill , Paul Battles , religious freedom , same-sex marriages

Olens announces settlement with MoneyGram

Georgia is part of a multi-state settlement with the MoneyGram wire transfer service over the use of the service in schemes to defraud consumers . . .

Tags: consumer fraud , MoneyGram , Sam Olens

House bill would link college tuition to inflation

House members want to put a lid on college tuition increases . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , Matt Ramsey , rate of inflation , tuition increases

Political Notes – Religious week continues at the capitol

The religious freedom issue is getting a real workout at the capitol this week . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , casino gambling , Common Cause , Franklin Graham , GHSA , high school athletes , Jesse Petrea , Nathan Deal , palliative care , same-sex marriages

House panel votes out worker’s comp bill

A bill revising several aspects of the worker’s compensation law advances towards a floor vote in the House of Representatives . . .

Tags: Jason Shaw , workers' compensation