Could East Cobb become its own city?

Residents of East Cobb were divided at a legislative hearing Wednesday over whether their community should become a city. A Georgia House subcommittee is considering a bill asking East Cobb voters to decide the cityhood issue in a November referendum. “Closer to

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

Here are the new laws Georgia lawmakers could consider this year

Election-year politics will play a major role in the 2022 General Assembly session starting Monday, with Republicans running in primaries this spring looking to score points with the GOP base. The rush to the right to court conservative GOP primary voters will

Marjorie Taylor Greene could soon represent parts of Cobb County

Georgians got their first chance to weigh in on a newly proposed Congressional map Wednesday at a pair of legislative committee meetings convened to discuss it a few hours after it was released. If approved by both chambers of the state Legislature and signed

Georgia Republicans push book bans in school libraries

Republican lawmakers and Virginia parents trying to capitalize on their success in the November election on Tuesday gathered across from the U.S. Capitol to voice their opposition to mask mandates and lessons about racism in public schools. The ranking Republican on the

Should Georgia repeal the state income tax?

Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore Butch Miller pre-filed legislation Monday calling for the repeal of the state income tax. Miller, R-Gainesville, who is running for lieutenant governor, cited the large budget surplus the state posted at the end of the last fiscal

Georgia lawmakers reach across the aisle on mental health

Bipartisan momentum for action on mental health in the wake of the pandemic appears to be building ahead of next year’s legislative session. A group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and both chambers gathered this week at the state

Here’s the proposed Georgia state senate district map

It looks like a new state Senate map will be the first order of business for the General Assembly special redistricting session that convened Wednesday. The Georgia Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee will hear testimony Thursday on a proposed map Senate Republican

Showdown looms between Georgia Republicans and Democrats

Democrats and Republicans will converge at the state Capitol Nov. 3 to begin redrawing Georgia’s congressional districts, a once-a-decade exercise to accommodate population shifts reflected in the U.S. Census. Both parties are offering vastly different visions for how Georgia should be represented

Georgia Democrats release a Congressional map of their own

The Georgia House and Senate Democratic caucuses Thursday released their own proposed congressional map ahead of the special legislative session starting Nov. 3.   The Democrats’ map follows a congressional map the Republican-controlled state Senate put out back in September. With the GOP holding majorities

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