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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Senate OKs bills to address VA budget crisis, claims backlog

UNANIMOUS: The Senate approved a pair of bills Tuesday taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, clearing a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis and adopting new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of veterans’ disability claims.

2018 Georgia Governor’s Race: Fundraising Analysis

And, they're off!  As of the June 30, 2017 campaign contribution disclosure report due date, a total of seven brave (or, crazy, depending on your perspective) gubernatorial candidates have filed their June 30 reports with the (formerly known as) Ethics Commission.

Lawmakers flub local government corruption bill

If you thought that in nearly 400 votes cast by the legislature over the last three months that a recognizable number of those would be to restrict government, you would be wrong.

COLUMN: I am in favor of a bad idea

The General Assembly just sent the Campus Carry Bill to the Governor for approval. It is hard to say whether Gov. Deal, who is term limited from running for another term, will sign the bill into law or will veto it as he did last year. I think arming college students, even those who are licensed, is a bad idea.

King: House criminal alien legislation watered down and ‘hijacked’ in state...

Rep Jesse Petrea’s House Bill 452 should have been a quick and easy pass for the state Senate. But with only two days of the current session remaining, final passage is up in the air.

The Georgia Chamber rears its ugly head in Congressional District 3...

In Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has publicly endorsed former West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson. Ferguson resigned his seat as...
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