Category: Speaker of the House

Ralston: Explore State Mass Transit Funding, Strengthen Harassment Protocols in Upcoming Session

A new legislative session is set to dawn and once again, the 40-day legislature will attempt to solve all Georgia’s problems. House Speaker David Ralston told WABE on Monday that some of the new challenges for the body in 2018 will be to prevent sexual misconduct under the Gold Dome, “beefing up” enforcement on opioids,

Legislative Sexual Harassment Ethics Committee

There are reports that Speaker Ralston and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle are creating a subcommittee to re-evaluate how any claims of sexual harassment in the Georgia legislature are handled. As a starting point, the leadership should be commended for taking some action in this current climate when they could easily sit quiet and do nothing. 

Ralston Puts “Other Georgia” In The Spotlight

This week’s Courier Herald column: There was a time in recent Georgia history when it was impolite to talk about the concept of “Two Georgias”. There was the thriving and growing Atlanta – the economic engine of the state. Then, there was everything else. The “Other Georgia”. The people that could see the writing on