Tip sheet: A mid-year budget, a solar bill, and more angst over religious liberty

6:00 am Jan. 28, 2015

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

The House is moving at warp speed to approve a mid-year budget that covers spending through the end of the fiscal year. The House Appropriations and Rules committees are expected to clear the way for a vote (the first of the session) by the full House on Thursday.

Then there’s this: House Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications will hold a public

Tip sheet: Class pictures, the smokin’ Hawks

6:33 am Jan. 27, 2015

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

With no bills ready for debate yet, both chambers will focus on less serious matters.  In the House, it’s class picture day (The Senate will pose

The eight GOP governors who have shifted on taxes

9:39 am Jan. 26, 2015

Over the weekend, the New York Times pointed to eight Republican governors (out of 31) who have – In Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, has proposed a $1.1 billion tax increase for education;

— In

New ad campaign targets ‘religious liberty’ sponsors

7:30 am Jan. 26, 2015

The critics of a proposed “religious liberty” bill in Georgia are rushing to ratchet up the pressure on its sponsors.

Already, the bill has faced the wrath of some Atlanta’s corporate elite and gay rights groups. Now Democratic-leaning

Legislative tip sheet: Press the restart button

6:00 am Jan. 26, 2015

After a week of uncharacteristically upbeat budget hearings, the full House and Senate will be back in formal session on Monday, and the machinery of the Legislature will begin the real process of cranking into