Georgia lawmakers have short first day due to football championship

Georgia lawmakers didn’t let the start of the 2022 General Assembly session Monday get in the way of college football’s national championship game. The state House and Senate held truncated sessions Monday morning to give legislators time to head to Indianapolis for

Rejected: Georgia’s Medicaid work requirement won’t work

The Biden administration Thursday rejected Georgia’s bid to make a limited expansion of Medicaid subject to a work requirement. The state proposed the work requirement as part of a demonstration waiver from provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The waiver was

Georgia’s top Republican wants state ID cards to be free

As Republican lawmakers in Georgia work to pass voting reforms, including requiring photo identification in order to vote absentee, the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives wants to make the identification cards free. Today, David Ralston proposed that State ID cards

Georgia lawmaker David Clark ejected from house floor

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston ejected a Gwinnett County lawmaker from the House floor Tuesday for refusing to take a COVID-19 test. Rep. David Clark, R-Buford, hasn’t taken a single test for the virus since the 2021 General Assembly convened on Jan.

Ralston does not plan to end no-excuse absentee voting

Georgia’s most powerful state lawmaker threw cold water Thursday on calls by some top Republican officials to eliminate no-excuse absentee voting after the 2020 election cycle. House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, indicated he may not support any legislative moves to require

Georgia House Speaker wants lawmakers to pick elections chief

Bowing to pressure from Trump supporters who are unhappy with Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston is calling for an amendment to the Georgia constitution that would allow the legislature, not voters, to choose the secretary