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House Speaker David Ralston, center, at a 2015 press conference. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

David Ralston: Let Congress take a crack at ‘religious liberty’ measure

10:40 am Dec. 4, 2016

On Friday afternoon, House Speaker David Ralston joined host Bill Nigut and I for some conversation on GPB’s “Political Rewind.”

Many topics were touched, and you can listen to the entire exchange here. Perhaps most important was Ralston’s contention that an end to gridlock in Washington was a reason to give the “religious liberty” issue a rest come January – and let Congress take a crack at it.

The House

State Rep. Sam Teasley, left, and House Speaker David Ralston engage in an intense conversation during the debate over H.B. 170, the transportation funding bill. Ben Gray, bgray@ajc.com

Contest emerges for spot in Georgia House GOP leadership

1:58 pm Nov. 11, 2016

With the election in the rear view mirror, Georgia legislators are turning their attention to January’s return of the General Assembly.

First stop for House Republicans: Monday’s caucus meeting where officers will be elected and the party’s choice for speaker of the House nominated. That last bit will apparently have little drama as Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, is expected to cruise to another term. (Yes, technically he won’t officially be re-elected

Why no Deal at a state GOP convention is a big deal

7:36 pm Jun. 1, 2016

This weekend’s two-day convention of the Georgia Republican party in Augusta could be called the first GOP gathering of the post-Nathan Deal era.

Yes, Deal has 31 months left to serve, and a long bucket list,

What to know about Georgia’s Tuesday primary vote

7:00 am May. 24, 2016

Georgia voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide the party nominations for U.S. Senate seat, several contested Congressional contests, dozens of state legislative races and a Public Service Commissioner spot.

If this seems familiar, it

A MARTA promise: No invasion of Cherokee County

9:57 am May. 16, 2016

Lower that drawbridge, boys. The chairman of MARTA’s board of directors wants Cherokee County voters to know that the transit agency has no plans to send rail, buses or even skateboards into their territory. And