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Senate passes bill to punish ‘sanctuary campus’

Senate passes bill to cut off state funding to campuses that would try to shield undocumented immigrants from deportation . . .

Tags: elena parent , Emanuel Jones , Nan Orrock , sanctuary campus

Democrats urge independent redistricting panel

Democratic lawmakers contend that the drawing of election districts that are more competitive for both parties would restore a sense of fairness to Georgia elections . . .

Tags: elena parent , independent commission , Pat Gardner , redistricting

Political Notes — After Trump’s election, a break for undocumented students

Things are looking up for undocumented students who want to attend college in Georgia . . .

Tags: ACCG , Ann Adamson , Christian Coomer , Claire Sterk , elena parent , Emory University , House whip team

Political Notes — Tom Price’s name being floated for governor’s race

Is U.S. Rep. Tom Price planning to jump into the 2018 governor’s race? He’ll be in a very crowded field if he does . . .

Tags: Department of Transportation , elena parent , governor\'s race , Scott Holcomb , Tom Price

Deal vetoes campus carry, plus guns in churches bill

Gov. Deal not only vetoes the “campus carry” gun bill, he shoots down legislation making it easier to take firearms into churches . . .

Tags: campus carry , elena parent , Gordon Harrison , gun bill vetoes , Nathan Deal , NRA

Senate passes weapons bills, but no changes in ‘campus carry’

Gov. Nathan Deal’s request to make some changes in the “campus carry” firearms bill will evidently fall on deaf ears in the Legislature . . .

Tags: campus carry , elena parent , gun laws , Nathan Deal , Steve Henson , tasers on campus

Senate passes budget limit amendment

Senate measures would cap the state budget at current revenue levels, cut state’s income tax rates . . .

Tags: budget limits , elena parent , Judson Hill , state income tax , state revenues

Lawmakers urge a revision of the redistricting process

Democrats want to revise the process of drawing election boundaries by moving the function to an independent commission, but the odds against it are long . . .

Tags: elena parent , gerrymandering , independent commission , Mary Margaret Oliver , Pat Gardner , redistricting

In future cityhood votes, there could be tighter controls

Legislative study committees will recommend that future proposals to create new cities be more carefully considered by lawmakers before they vote on them . . .

Tags: deannexations , elena parent , incorporations , Jan Tankersley , study committees

Political Notes – What happens after Tolleson steps down from the Senate?

Ross Tolleson’s retirement from the Legislature will require a special election for his senate seat and a new chairman for the Senate Natural Resources Committee . . .

Tags: annexations , Charles Kuck , DeKalb County , elena parent , Georgia Supreme Court , immigrant students , Jan Tankersley , Nathan Deal , Rick Jeffares , Ross Tolleson , University System