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Statutes vs. civil rights

...just agree for utterly opposite reasons.And we hope the scholar is right and we're wrong.Georgia House Speaker David Ralston says he wants the new law enacted next year to protect clergy from being forced to perform gay weddings against their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-21/statutes-vs-civil-rig
Georgia debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law

...both parties have declined to say much on the subject this summer while a few are strongly opposed.House Speaker David Ralston's spokesman said he has not mentioned the topic. Requests for comment to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's spokesman and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-25/georgia-debates-confederate-
House Speaker David Ralston denies violating State Bar of Georgia's rules

ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston has asked that a complaint filed against him by the State Bar of Georgia be dismissed, denying he violated rules related to his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-07/house-speaker-david-ralston-d
Georgia House Speaker David Ralston says future of transportation depends on the people's vote

...should decide if they want to vote for a July 31 tax referendum to fund transportation projects, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said Tuesday in Augusta."I stand on letting the people make that decision. I think what's important is that we...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-07-10/georgia-house-speaker-da
Lawmakers may look at Masters rentals

ATLANTA ? House Speaker David Ralston announced Tuesday the appointment of legislators to serve on committees studying a handful of complex issues, including vacation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-08/lawmakers-may-look-masters
Georgia House Speaker says no vote for 'religious freedom' bill that became flashpoint

...2015 legislative session. A controversial "religious freedom" bill appeared to be dead for the year, with Speaker David Ralston said it would not emerge in the closing hours of this year's General Assembly.AUTISM: Health insurance plans would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-02/georgia-house-speaker-says-no-vote-
Stalled 'religious freedom' measure's opponents, supporters ramp up pressure with days left

...and others in favor of the bill unsuccessfully tried to get meetings Monday with Gov. Nathan Deal and House Speaker David Ralston at the Capitol."We are trying to get legislation that mirrors the 1993 federal (Religious Freedom Restoration Act...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-30/stalled-religious-freedom-mea
Deal to sign medical marijuana legislation into law

...tweaked Peake's original House measure.After the tally, ending two years of debate, an emotional House Speaker David Ralston hugged Janea Cox, 33, mother of 5-year-old Haleigh Cox, who has intractable epilepsy and is one of the 500...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-25/deal-sign-medical-marijuana-leg
Right intent, wrong bill

...spousal abuse through Scripture quotations.And we're not the only conservatives concerned about this legislation.David Ralston, a former state senator and now speaker of the House, told Georgia Public Broadcasting said he already feels "absolutely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-20/right-intent-wrong-bi
Bill for Todd Gurley is last passed Friday

...of the current legislative session. If it passes, it must be signed by the governor to become law.House Speaker David Ralston personally backs the bill and suggested it be given Gurley's number."The most important bill of the session...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/bill-todd-gurley-last-pa