Legislative tip sheet: An end game aimed at March 20

8:12 am Feb. 17, 2014

After a second snow hiatus, the House and Senate convene at 10 a.m. this morning.

The House will vote on the big ($20.8 billion) budget for FY 15, a resolution urging Congress to adopt a national energy policy, and other assorted bills.

The Senate will set its calendar Monday morning.

Another thing worth watching: H.B. 796 would exempt from the state’s open records laws the “payroll and personnel records” of any private

Your daily jolt: Nathan Deal aims big money at Georgia’s technical schools

7:04 am Jan. 9, 2014

We have a more complete sweep of education issues on myajc.com this morning, but Georgia’s tech schools are an early winner in this year’s session of the state Legislature:

Gov. Nathan Deal wants to establish a scholarship that would provide full tuition for tech college students who earn a 3.5 grade point average, his spokesman Brian Robinson said Wednesday.

The Zell Miller Scholarship will be a new part of the