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Legislative session can help or hurt careers

April 03 | 3:08 AM | Comments (0)

ATLANTA – Even before the final gavel falls Thursday night to close out the 2013 legislative session, evidence suggests some participants will come out ahead and others will have some ground to make up.

Capitol leadership offers few sparks yet

Posted 3/23/2013 | Comments (0)

The current leaders under the Georgia Gold Dome shows few signs of the outward disagreements of previous legislative sessions.

Act two begins in this year's ethics saga

Posted 3/13/2013 | Comments (0)

A decision point is approaching for Georgia’s political leaders when it comes to ethics.

Black conservatives in Georgia share ideas and encouragement

Posted 3/6/2013 | Comments (0)

The theme of the daylong Georgia Black Conservative Summit, “our voice, here and growing,” seemed to fit the mood of the participants.

Deal uses bipartisanship to keep legislators quiet

Posted 2/20/2013 | Comments (0)

The news in Gov. Nathan Deal’s press conference wasn’t just that he was supporting a relaxing of HOPE Grant eligibility, it was also that he was adopting a position advocated a day earlier by Democrats in their own press event.

Chambliss gets some heat

Posted 12/12/2012 | Comments (0)

The fiscal cliff could create at least one casualty even if it is averted, Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

Leadership determines legislative tone

Posted 11/28/2012 | Comments (0)

The leaders legislators picked says a lot about them and the coming two-year term of the General Assembly.

Former candidates find new cause

Posted 11/10/2012 | Comments (0)

A pair of unsuccessful Georgia congressional candidates have taken up a new challenge that may be even more daunting than cracking the membership of the nation’s most exclusive club.

Deal is set to put his stamp on higher education

Posted 10/31/2012 | Comments (0)

Gov. Nathan Deal has a unique advantage over his predecessors in impacting the direction of higher education -- his chancellor Hank Huckaby.

Solar proposals would shake up utility scheme

Posted 10/27/2012 | Comments (0)

Georgia Power’s monopoly is under attack.

Georgia leaders get ideas from same well

Posted 10/20/2012 | Comments (0)

Here’s a trick question for you.

Unique factors could help Libertarians draw voters

Posted 10/10/2012 | Comments (0)

This fall's elections create an unusual set of circumstances that is giving the Libertarian Party more optimism than usual.

Two juvenile-reform efforts may lead to similar outcome

Posted 10/3/2012 | Comments (0)

Changes in the juvenile laws are almost certain as two groups work from opposite directions converge to reach similar recommendations.

'Fiscal cliff' isn't just a federal issue

Posted 9/26/2012 | Comments (0)

Members of Congress used their August recess to visit constituents and warn them about the consequences of the so-called fiscal cliff in the road up ahead.

Olens' success could pay dividends

Posted 9/12/2012 | Comments (0)

Sam Olens has been winning legal and political victories since taking office, and those successes enhance his political capital.

Regents, locals view college name from different vantage points

Posted 8/22/2012 | Comments (0)

Picking a name for the merged university in Augusta was an inevitable collision course, like parents deciding which grandfather to name the first child after.

Veteran insiders offer voters tipson how to pick effective politicians

Posted 8/8/2012 | Comments (0)

Voters participating in Tuesday’s primary generally faced choices between candidates who agree on most issues, so a pair of former leaders offers some advice on how to distinguish who will become effective legislators from who would only be a blowhard.

T-SPLOST may pass in some regions but Three Rivers is not one of them

Posted 8/1/2012 | Comments (0)

A survey suggests the transportation-tax referendum has a reasonable change to pass in four of the state’s 12 regions if campaign messages reach enough voters, according to a memo to supporters.

Ballot questions raise issue of leadership credibility

Posted 7/28/2012 | Comments (0)

When the votes are counted on the evening of July 31, the news will bring more than the chosen nominees for the general election and a decision on a sales tax but also confidence vote of sorts on the state’s leadership.

Some donors get more in return

Posted 7/18/2012 | Comments (0)

A new study suggests that most corporations don’t get their money’s worth when they make political contributions.

GOP not as exclusive anymore

Posted 7/11/2012 | Comments (0)

The top song on the Billboard country chart this month 31 years ago describes what’s going on in many GOP primaries across the state this summer.

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