Tag Archives: Georgia Senate

Political Notes — The state Senate prepares to enter the 21st century

The Georgia Senate takes steps to finally start providing video-streaming of committee meetings to the public . . .

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Five candidates qualify for special senate election

Five candidates have paid the qualifying fees to run in a special election to replace state Sen. Charlie Bethel in Senate District 54 . . .

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House, Senate clear out long calendars on Friday

The House and Senate worked through lengthy calendars of bills as they prepared for “crossover day” on Monday . . .

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New chairmen picked for Senate committees

The resignations of Ross Tolleson and Ron Ramsey from the Georgia Senate causes some shuffling of committee chairmanships . . .

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Two candidates enter race to replace Tolleson

Larry Walker III and Michael Reece have announced they will run in the special election to fill a vacant Senate seat in Middle Georgia . . .

Tags: Georgia Senate , Larry Walker III , Michael Reece , Ross Tolleson

Tolleson will resign from Georgia Senate

Sen. Ross Tolleson, chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, announced he is resigning from the Legislature effective Nov. 1 for health reasons . . .

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Senate passes bill to make Grady “in network” for Blue Cross

Legislation passing the Senate would require Blue Cross to restore Grady Health System as an in-network healthcare provider . . .

Tags: Blue Cross Blue Shield , Georgia Senate , Grady Health System , in-network provider , State Health Benefit Plan

Senate passes autism bill, dares House to do the same

The Senate votes unanimously for legislation requiring health insurers to cover the costs of autism treatments for young children . . .

Tags: autism coverage , Casey Cagle , Charlie Bethel , David Ralston , Fran Millar , Georgia Senate

Balance of power in Legislature is unchanged

The lineup of Republicans and Democrats in the Georgia House and Senate remains the same after Tuesday’s election . . .

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Former legislator Walker to be released from federal prison

Former Senate majority leader Charles Walker will be released from federal prison after serving nearly nine years on fraud and conspiracy charges . . .

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