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Belton: A little about Georgia's new budget

The House and Senate passed a joint budget in the quickest amount of time in recent history, totaling $24. billion, a small 5.3 percent ...

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Jeffares: Week 11 under the Gold Dome

Now that we’ve wrapped up week 11 and completed legislative day 38, we only have two legislative days left this session to complete our ...

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Jeffares: Week 10 under the Gold Dome

We’re in the home stretch of the 2017 legislative session with only five more legislative days left to vet and pass legislation. Committees are ...

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Anderson:Bringing family to the Capitol

This week represents a turning point in the 2017 legislative session as we finally have begun to wind things down with the passage of 17 ...

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Belton: 'Sausage-making' getting frustrating at the Capitol

Very few bills passed this week as the House and Senate “horse-trade” some bills and hold others “hostage” that are important to the other Chamber ...

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Town Hall Meeting hosted by Sen. Tonya Anderson set for March 27

Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) invites you to join her for a town hall meeting from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at ...

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Anderson: Happily serving at the Capitol

Last Friday was Crossover Day and arguably one of the busiest times during the session for legislators. Crossover Day signifies the last day Senate bills ...

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Jeffares: Week 9 from under the Gold Dome

This week, the Georgia Senate completed day 33 of the 40-day Legislative Session. With Crossover Day successfully behind us, my colleagues and I are now ...

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Belton: Best bills move forward during lull

This week was very slow at the Capitol as the Senate and House start to look at each other’s bills. This is fairly typical ...

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Lawmakers pass bills on gun rights, delay debate on casinos

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers passed dozens of bills Friday, rushing to meet a key deadline for the 40-day session.

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Jeffares: Week 8 from under the Gold Dome

The Capitol halls were buzzing with excitement this week as we reached another important milestone in the 2017 legislative session: Crossover Day. This is a ...

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Belton: Crossover Day brings excitement to the Capitol

This week was a whirlwind of activity as we came upon Crossover Day, the day in which a bill must pass one legislative body to ...

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Anderson: Week Seven under the Gold Dome

As we move beyond the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session and have completed days 21 through 24, the schedule gets busier as we ...

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Jeffares: Week 7 from under the Gold Dome

We are now at the point in the session where legislation originating in the Senate must be passed favorably out of Senate committees, or it ...

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Belton: A good week for education at the Capitol

The pace certainly picked up this week as the House passed many bills. I’ll highlight the most meaningful below.

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Debate over religious freedom returns to Georgia legislature

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans have again proposed legislation they argue will protect people acting on religious belief, undaunted by the forceful veto of a similar ...

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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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