Atlanta lawmaker picks fight with Stacey Dash

12:03 pm Feb. 26, 2015

State Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick, D-Lithonia, recanted the Facebook post addressed to actress and outspoken African-American conservative Stacey Dash.

Dash,  best known for her role in the 1995 classic film “Clueless,” stirred the pot in a Fox News appearance by criticizing Patricia Arquette’s Academy Awards speech on equal pay. “I didn’t get the memo that I didn’t have any rights,” Dash said.

It was the spark for your Twitter Fight of the

Tip Sheet: Icy weather may provide a window for medicinal marijuana bill

6:00 am Feb. 25, 2015

With a hard eye on the weather, the House and Senate will convene at 10 a.m. today.

The House has four bills on its calendar, but will be lucky if it gets to one before noon, when a shutdown of state offices will take effect. That bill is likely to be H.B. 1, the medical marijuana bill sponsored by state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon.

The Senate has apparently taken the precautionary

Weather permitting: A bill to protect those who bust a car window to save a child

6:00 am Feb. 24, 2015

Despite the threat of a frozen morning, the House and Senate will convene at 10 a.m. today It should be a quiet morning for both chambers.

The Senate has just one bill on its calendar, S.B. 34, which would provide immunity from liability for persons entering a parked motor vehicle to save a child.

The House calendar has several lower-profile bills, including H.B. 217, which clarifies state law to allow