Category: Legislature

Nuisance Bill in Legislature Will Harm Property Owners, Agriculture Community

A measure that has already passed the Georgia House of Representatives would be tremendously detrimental to private property owners and those in the agriculture community if it clears the state senate as well. The bill has pitted agricultural and conservation groups against each other as the state legislature has worked to further protect a number

SB 2 and SB 108 Pass Senate

Senate Bill 2, a bill to allow Georgia’s Electric Membership Corporations to provide broadband service, passed the Senate today. In a press release, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan praises the Senate for passing SB 2 as a step forward in addressing rural broadband: “Broadband access is critical to Georgia’s economic future,” said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan.

Bill Seeks to Protect Religious Views, Voluntary Prayer in Public Schools

A bill filed in the Georgia legislature seeks to prohibit discrimination of public school students and teachers on the basis of religious viewpoints or expression. House Bill 53 filed by State Representative Casey Karpenter, a Dalton Republican, would impose restrictions on local school systems in terms of how students are treated when expression religious viewpoints

Georgia House Overwhelmingly Votes To Name New Judicial Complex After Governor Nathan Deal

Earlier today, the Georgia House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to name the new state judicial complex being built after former Governor Nathan Deal. Only two state representatives voted against House Resolution 1: Rep. Matt Gurtler (R-Tiger) and freshman Rep. Colton Moore (R-Trenton). First legislation passed in the Georgia House this session names the new judicial

Rep. Carolyn Hugley to Chair Voting Rights Caucus

On Monday, a group of Democrats formed the Voting Rights Caucus and elected the nascent group’s leadership. The press release announcing the caucus came from Fair Fight Action–the continuation of Stacey Abrams unsuccessful bid for governor. Fair Fight Action focuses on…well, voting rights. “This past election cycle showed us that the rights of our voters

Real Talk: Why the State Can’t Just Takeover the Hartsfield Jackson Airport.

In December, the Senate Study Committee released its findings regarding a potential takeover of the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. The Senators supported a state takeover, citing management structural issues with a city managed airport, a federal bribery scandal engulfing Atlanta and a Federal Aviation Authority probe into Atlanta’s misuse of airport funds. Now, those Senators are gearing