Category: Legislature

Georgia Chamber Releases “8 For 18” Business Agenda

Per press release from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce: Atlanta, GA – Thursday, January 11, 2018 – In commemoration of the 2018 legislative session, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce revealed the organization’s 8 for 18 priorities during their annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast. Created as a 2018 initiative, the Georgia Chamber’s 8 for 18 priorities

Still No Adjournment Resolution in the Senate–and Possible Ramifications

We know the Senate will work through Thursday and that’s when they hope to pass an adjournment resolution. The House has their protocol in order with the first 10 days scheduled. If the Senate doesn’t pass a resolution on Thursday each calendar day counts toward the 40 (but I could be wrong on that). Things

Governor’s Race, Senate Edition: Williams V Cagle

The Georgia General Assembly has begun with 39 business days left before candidates can start sending fundraising emails again.  The trade off is that candidates who remain in their elective office have a platform and megaphone to generate “earned media” – essentially letting news media distribute their messages for them. Senator Michael Williams started this

Welcome To The 2018 Legislative Session

Monday starts the 2018 legislative session.  It’s a monumental session for multiple reasons, but the biggest one is that it’s Governor Nathan Deal’s final legislative session.  That means political posturing by Republicans in both chambers who look to aim for higher office as Governor Deal’s departure from the house in West Paces creates vacancies in

GA Senate Announces New Committee Chairs And Assignments

From a press release: Atlanta, GA, January 5, 2018 – Today, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and the Senate Committee on Assignments announced new appointments and standing committee chairs to begin the second session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly. “Georgians should have great confidence that these senators will utilize their leadership roles to positively shape