Tag Archives: House Republicans

Political Notes — At least three Georgians voted to gut House ethics panel

Three of Georgia’s Republican House members have been identified as voting to gut the Committee on Congressional Ethics . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Committee on Congressional Ethics , House Republicans , medical cannabis , Zell Miller Institute

Burns elected House majority leader

House Republicans replace former majority leader Larry O’Neal with Rep. Jon Burns (R-Newington) . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , House Republicans , Jon Burns , Larry O\'Neal , Mike Dudgeon

Conservative lawmakers blast Bowers over religious freedom argument

Conservative Republicans in the House attack statements by former attorney general Mike Bowers on the religious freedom bills . . .

Tags: Georgia Equality , House Republicans , Josh McKoon , Mike Bowers , religious freedom , Sam Teasley

Political Notes – Isakson will make it official that he’s in

Sen. Johnny Isakson to announce his 2016 candidacy at the capitol next Monday; House Republicans give thanks for some close victories last week . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Cynthia Becker , Gerald Greene , House Republicans , Johnny Isakson , Kelly Stewart , Lynne Riley , medical marijuana , Micah Gravley , Mike Cheokas , minimum wage increase

Ralston, without opposition, will be speaker for another tem

House Republicans caucused Monday to reelect Speaker David Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones, and other members of the House leadership . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , David Ralston , House Republicans , Jan Jones , Joe Wilkinson , Larry O\'Neal , Matt Hatchett , Matt Ramsey , Regina Quick

Democratic lawmakers unveil their agendas

House and Senate Democrats roll out legislative proposals that will be raised as issues by state Sen. Jason Carter in his campaign for governor . . .

Tags: Carolyn Hugley , House Democrats , House Republicans , Jason Carter , John Padgett , legislative agendas , Stacey Evans

Rep. Lindsey resigning as House majority whip

Rep. Ed Lindsey, a candidate for Congress, says he will step down as House majority whip but will serve out his term as a legislator . . .

Tags: 11th Congressional District race , Ed Lindsey , House Republicans

Political Notes – GOP congressmen split over farm/food stamp bill

Georgia’s Republican congressmen found themselves badly divided on two major bills this week; the state law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote, as it turns out, has never actually been enforced . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , House Republicans , insurance fraud , primary elections , proof of citizenship , Ralph Hudgens , state Republican Party , voter registration

Republicans resume push to re-create Milton County

House Republicans from the North Fulton area introduce new legislation to try to bring back Milton County . . .

Tags: Fulton County , House Republicans , Jan Jones , Milton County

Ralston will get another term as House speaker

Rep. David Ralston will return as House speaker next year, along with other leaders in the House Republican caucus . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Donna Sheldon , Ed Lindsey , House Republicans , Jan Jones , Larry O\'Neal , Matt Ramsey