Tag Archives: state senate

With no votes to spare, Senate passes transportation bill

The massive transportation tax bill escapes the Senate with a bare majority of the upper chamber’s votes; the House and Senate will now have to hammer out a compromise . . .

Tags: rebellious Republicans , state senate , transportation funding

House, Senate approve state budget

The state budget is approved by the House and the Senate, heads to the governor’s desk . . .

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House, Senate set calendars for Tuesday

House and Senate Rules Committees set up lengthy calendars for Tuesday’s legislative session . . .

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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

Black switches chambers (but not parties) to run for Senate

Rep. Ellis Black, a 14-year veteran of the Georgia House, will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Tim Golden . . .

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Golden will step down from the state Senate

Sen. Tim Golden of Valdosta says he will not run for reelection to the General Assembly this year . . .

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On the campaign trail: Parent will run for the Legislature again

Elena Parent, who stepped down from State House in 2012 after redistricting, will run for Jason Carter’s Senate seat . . .

Tags: Dave Belton , Doug Holt , elena parent , Jason Carter , state senate

Kemp says three candidates can run in special senate election

Secretary of State Brian Kemp will not throw candidates in a state Senate election off the ballot . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , candidate challenges , Special Election , state senate

Nathan Dean, longtime state senator, dies at 79

Nathan D. Dean, a state senator from Rockmart for 30 years, passes away . . .

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Rep. Watson will run for state Senate seat

Dr. Ben Watson, the only physician currently serving in the Georgia House, announces he is running for Sen. Buddy Carter’s state Senate seat . . .

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