Author: Lawton Sack

Gov. Kemp to Sign Hate Crimes Bill Today

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp will be joined by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Speaker David Ralston, and other distinguished guests this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the North Wing of the State Capitol to sign House Bill 426. The event will be streamed on Governor Kemp’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GovKemp

Protest Scheduled for Today at 1 p.m. at Atlanta City Hall to Call for Defunding and Dismantling of Atlanta Police Department

A press release from Black Futurists Group: Following the death of another Black man, Rayshard Brooks, at the hands of Atlanta police due to inaction from political leadership at city hall, protestors, community organizers, and members of the Mayor’s Taskforce to Reimagine the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC) will converge on the steps of City

GA House Debate Calendar – 6.15.20

The following have been set by the House Rules Committee to be debated by the House today, Monday, June 15, 2020: SB 43 – Revenue Bonds; definition of the term “undertaking” as it relates to electric systems; revise (EU&T-Carpenter-4th) Payne-54th SB 134 – Georgia Commission on the Holocaust; commission for administrative purposes; reassign (GAff-Silcox-52nd) Kirkpatrick-32nd

Bills on Senate Floor – 6.15.20

The Senate will reconvene today at 10 a.m. to consider the following bills on the floor: · HB 781 – Financial institutions; clarify and remove superfluous language; provisions · HR 935 – Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics; create · HR 1023 – A RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to the Constitution so as to provide

Speaker Ralston Asks for Primary Election Irregularities Investigation

Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) has directed Chairman Shaw Blackmon (R-Bonaire) and the House Governmental Affairs Committee to investigate irregularities in today’s primary election across Georgia, particularly in Fulton County. Speaker Ralston released the following statement: “The sanctity of our elections – being free and fair – is the very foundation of our system of

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Responds to Voting Issues

Statement from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Investigation into Fulton and Dekalb County Elections Processes: “The voting situation today in certain precincts in Fulton and Dekalb counties is unacceptable. My office has opened an investigation to determine what these counties need to do to resolve these issues before November’s election. Obviously, the first