Jon Stewart takes on Atlanta’s teaching scandal

8:32 am Apr. 23, 2015

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” last night opened with a riff on the Atlanta Public Schools scandal.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter was featured at the front of the video clip, offering his now-iconic assessment of the trial: “It’s like the sickest thing that’s ever happened in this town.”
Stewart, an expert on hyberbole, disagreed:

Changes in store for ‘religious liberty’ bill

10:00 am Mar. 25, 2015

That House Judiciary subcommittee looking at S.B. 129, the religious liberty bill, meets again this afternoon. Its 10 members are nearly certain to offer some amendments, which could subject the measure to last-minute negotiations under

Tip sheet: Nathan Deal’s school-rescue plan gets first hearing

6:00 am Feb. 11, 2015

The House and Senate convene at 10 a.m. today.

The Senate will vote on the midyear budget, which has already passed the House. The two chambers will have to work through minor differences before the spending plan for the rest of the fiscal year is final.

The House has a few minor bills on its calendar.

Both chambers have packed committee schedules. The biggest is a 1 p.m. Joint Education House-Senate Committee gathering,