Georgia House Republicans balk at Senate DHS plan

12:04 pm Feb. 25, 2015

WASHINGTON – Georgia’s House Republicans are not thrilled with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans to separate Department of Homeland Security funding from a strike at President Barack Obama’s actions on immigration.

Emerging from a House

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

Nathan Deal signs ‘ban the box’ hiring policy

6:00 am Feb. 24, 2015

Job seekers applying for work with the state of Georgia will no longer need to disclose prior criminal convictions on their initial applications.

Gov. Nathan Deal

“Such policies will allow returning citizens an opportunity to explain

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