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Anderson: Week six under the Gold Dome

We are officially halfway through the 2017 legislative session and now have 8 days left to introduce legislation in the Senate and 20 days left ...

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Belton: House passes balanced budget

The House overcame our largest hurdle this week as we passed – once again – a balanced budget…something our federal government in Washington hasn’t done ...

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Jeffares: Week 6 from under the Gold Dome

Having the opportunity to represent each of you under the gold dome every day is an honor I will never take for granted. This week ...

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Lawmakers work on changes to medical cannabis program

ATLANTA (AP) — Sebastien Cotte swears by the power of medical marijuana.

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Georgia lawmakers work to end 'surprise billing'

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Harrison did what any parent of a sick kid would do.

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Anderson: Week Five under the Gold Dome

With the completion of legislative days 13 through 16, we now move into week 6 under the Gold Dome. As things really begin to heat ...

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Jeffares: Week 5 from under the Gold Dome

Like a well-oiled machine, the 2017 legislative session is running smoothly as we near the half way point. The General Assembly has sailed through legislative ...

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Belton: Many bills on the General Assembly agenda

The Session is picking up as we move towards the last day in which a bill must pass one chamber in order to be considered ...

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House approves bill to remake and expand judicial watchdog

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill that would remake and expand the state's judicial watchdog agency.

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Senate approves budget changes, including storm relief

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawmakers have approved a spending plan increasing state law enforcement pay and providing money for storm recovery in south Georgia.

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Jeffares: Week 4 from the Capitol

We have now completed day 12 of the Legislative Session and things are moving quickly. Committees are meeting and passing bills daily. We are in ...

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Belton: Slow and steady wins the race

The Session has been very slow this year. The reasons are many, but the biggest is the philosophy that conservative government – by design – should move ...

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Anderson: Week Four under the Gold Dome

Another week has come and gone at the capitol, and things have really started to get busy under the Gold Dome.

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Anderson: Moving forward through the Legislative Session

Another week has come and gone under the Gold Dome, which means we now have just 32 legislative days left of the 2017 legislative session ...

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Jeffares: Week 3 update from the Gold Dome

Another week has come and gone in the 2017 legislative session. Committees are beginning to meet to adopt their rules and hear the first pieces ...

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Belton: Small budget reviewed at Capitol

As in year’s past, the first few weeks of Session sees only a few bills as much of our time is tied up with ...

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Jeffares: Keeping a balanced budget

Budget Week at the Capitol has come and gone with joint appropriations meetings with the General Assembly to discuss balancing Georgia’s budget for the ...

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Anderson: Update from the Capitol: Budget Week

Another week has passed under the gold dome and it was an eventful and informative one. This week, we took a break from our usual ...

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Belton: A week off is a week on

The General Assembly does not meet during the MLK week. Instead, various committees work on the budget as the rest of us work on bills.

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Anderson: Getting Started in 2017

Monday, Jan. 9, marked the start of the 2017 legislative session in the state of Georgia and my first day as a state senator. Fifty-five ...

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Belton: Another 'Forty Days' at the Capitol

As a new year arrives and we begin our proverbial “Forty Days” under the Golden Dome, I’d like to once again begin my weekly ...

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Jeffares: Week 1: Update from the Capitol

The Capitol has come alive again this week as we convened for the first session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly. This year promises ...

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Sen. Tonya Anderson sworn in as State Senator

Senator Tonya Anderson (D- Lithonia) was sworn into office as a Georgia State Senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at ...

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Jeffares: Looking forward: 2017 Legislative Session

For your state lawmakers, a new year brings motivation and a fresh perspective on the needs of Georgians. Monday, Jan. 9 marks the beginning of ...

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Belton: Weak diplomacy

Not in their actions - but in their inaction - are most men judged. Such will be the fate of our departing President

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