Tag Archives: Senate rules

Political Notes — Crossover day will be a little earlier this year

The Senate and House will move up the “Crossover Day” deadline for passing legislation . . .

Tags: crossover day , David Ralston , Jeff Mullis , mass transit , Senate rules , state Board of Education

Senate committee meetings may become a little more private

The Senate leadership is considering several rules changes for the next session, including the wider use of executive sessions for committee meetings . . .

Tags: committee meetings , Jeff Mullis , Senate rules , Steve Henson

Legislature grants midnight tax break to Mercedes

Confusion reigns as legislators pass tax breaks for Mercedes-Benz and Truett-McConnell College after the General Assembly was supposed to have adjourned for the year . . .

Tags: Mercedes , midnight adjournment , Senate rules , tax breaks , Truett-McConnell

New Senate rules should slow down late-session crush of bills

The Senate makes some changes to its rules as a new General Assembly gets underway at the capitol . . .

Tags: General Assembly session , Senate rules

Cagle, Fort clash on Senate speech

After a sharp exchange between Sen. Vincent Fort and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Fort is allowed to finish his Senate floor speech . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , Senate rules , state senate , Vincent Fort

Proposal on legislative reports defeated in committee

Sen. Josh McKoon’s attempt to change the rules to require more time to read conference committee reports does not make it out of committee . . .

Tags: conference committee reports , Josh McKoon , Senate rules

Cagle: ‘I was caught by surprise’

Casey Cagle doesn’t agree with the move by Senate Republicans to take away some of his powers, but he said he decided not to team up with Senate Democrats to fight the rules changes . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , Chip Rogers , committee assignments , sales tax on groceries , Senate rules

Senate adopts new rules, cuts Cagle’s powers

Senate votes to take away Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s powers to appoint committee members, control the flow of legislation . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , Chip Rogers , Georgia General Assembly , Senate rules , Tommie Williams

Political Notes – House Dems pick Thomas as caucus chair

House Democrats pick Rep. Brian Thomas as caucus chairman; Senate Democrats may be in play in the power struggle among Republicans . . .

Tags: Brian Thomas , Casey Cagle , caucus chairman , David Ralston , Georgia House Democrats , party switches , redistricting , Robert Brown , Senate rules