Tip sheet: Religious liberty and Christmas trees

6:00 am Mar. 24, 2015

Number of working days left until the end of the 2015 session: Six.

Both chambers will convene at 10 a.m. The Senate will vote on an amended HB 1, which would allow limited use of medical marijuana to treat several conditions, including cancer, seizures and sickle cell disease. The sponsor of the bill has expressed support for the compromise, so final passage might be within sight.

The House will take up

Jay Roberts hospitalized with chest pains

4:24 pm Mar. 23, 2015

Jay Roberts, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee who has been crucial in the launching of a $1 billion transportation funding bill, was hospitalized Monday with chest pains.

Roberts was hospitalized this morning and is

Tip sheet: House committee takes up Nathan Deal’s school rescue plan

6:00 am Mar. 23, 2015

Number of working days left until the end of the 2015 session: 7

Today is the start of what Capitol insiders are predicting will be a brutal week.

The House and Senate will convene at 10 a.m. Both chambers have lower profile bills on their calendars that they hope to dispatch with quickly in order to accommodate a busy committee schedule. The House will vote on SB 62, which deals with

In which a GOP lawmaker calls Nathan Deal a despot

3:07 pm Mar. 20, 2015

State Rep. David Stover was best known this legislative session as the Republican who disavowed the transportation funding plan because he viewed it as a tax hike.

Until now.

The Newnan Republican strode to the well of the House on Friday morning to describe Gov. Nathan Deal as an authoritarian who “drives every decision” at the statehouse. You can see for yourself at the above video, starting around the 47-minute mark.

Here’s