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

A shout-out from the Washington Post: Patting yourself on the back is harder than it looks

11:12 am Jan. 27, 2015

A note from the boss:

The AJC’s own Political Insiders received a well-deserved shout out Tuesday from The Washington Post’s The Fix blog. Jim Galloway, Daniel Malloy and Greg Bluestein were all named on the blog’s biennial (more or less) list of the best state political reporters in the country.

Our WSB-TV colleague Lori Geary also made the list. Galloway was noted as a “longtime stalwart” and Malloy was recognized as

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