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"This day was no accident," said Bernice King. "[The dedication] had to happen at this day, at this time, with everything that's happening in this nation because once again Martin Luther King Jr. is providing a sense of direction as we deal with the current controversial climate."
“You can’t name me a profession that doesn’t have a lobbyist, from the church house, to the house of prostitutes."
If you didn’t keep track of what bills lived and died in the session’s final days, we’ve got you covered.
The future home for the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals will have a “prominent and iconic” design. It won’t be cheap either.
Many more details will be revealed in the next few weeks. But here are some of the key questions the lawmakers on their way to Atlanta face coming into the 2016 legislative session.
In a recent interview, Rep. Evans chatted with us about how she would like to see the scholarship program retooled, the potential role of casinos in shoring up the state’s academic scholarship program, and why the state would benefit from providing some students with needs-based aid.
Democratic attorney Taylor Bennett and Republican ex-Mayor J. Max Davis battle over Brookhaven statehouse seat.
Does Georgia’s new ethics reform bill (as yet unsigned by Gov. Nathan Deal) create more new opportunities for abuse than it eliminates? How can a $75 cap on meals and gifts be considered meaningful when a lobbyist can give several, separate $75 meals to the same official on the same day? And what can lobbyists possibly do to seem, well, less scuzzy?
The final night of the Georgia General Assembly always has something of a party atmosphere. After a dinner break during which senators, House members, Gold Dome staffers and lobbyists sit at communal tables in the soaring lobby of the state Capitol and feast on donated barbecue and sweet tea, everyone goes back upstairs and gets down to business—more or less.