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The day after: Fallout from votes on transportation, school rescue measures

There were rumors of a brewing floor revolt. Threats of an coming primary challenges. Predictions of an embarrassing rejection of GOP leaders by their own rank-and-file. 1,713 more words

Nathan Deal

In one-week homeland security punt, Barry Loudermilk, Georgia Dems shift to yes

WASHINGTON — Congress’ Friday Night Lights homeland security showdown ended with a short punt.

After spiking a three-week bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. 394 more words


Jody Hice, Barry Loudermilk buck leaders, help sink short-term homeland security bill

WASHINGTON – With the clock ticking toward a midnight funding stoppage for the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. House failed to pass a three-week funding bill Friday, with Georgia Republicans Barry Loudermilk and Jody Hice objecting. 759 more words


Johnny Isakson, David Perdue oppose 'clean' homeland security bill as it clears Senate

WASHINGTON – Georgia Republican Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue opposed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the year without preconditions about the Obama administration’s immigration action, but it passed the Senate with room to spare. 743 more words


A high-toned effort to debunk the debunkers of a 'religious liberty' bill

We’ve already heard the opening arguments. Now the fight over “religious liberty” bills has veered into the expert-witness stage.

Former attorney general Mike Bowers, who declared the proposals… 2,122 more words

Georgia Legislature

Grover Norquist's group labels transportation bill a tax hike

Leading Georgia Republicans are heading into battle with Grover Norquist over transportation funding.

In a post that calls out Gov. Nathan Deal and House Speaker David Ralston by name, Americans for Tax Reform announced its opposition to the proposal to raise at least $1 billion to tackle the state’s commuting woes. 1,139 more words

Georgia Legislature

Police dog killings would amount to murder under new Senate bill

Some canines would be more equal than others under a bill proposed by Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. S.B. 72 includes these lines: 1,231 more words

Nathan Deal