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

Georgia flatly rejects Florida’s water wars arguments

7:00 am Jan. 24, 2015

A tersely-worded legal filing this month attempts to shut down most of Florida’s arguments in the long-running battle with Georgia over regional water rights.

The 33-page document, filed this month in the U.S. Supreme Court, denies