James Elliott

...president). He was the assistant U.S. Attorney of the Middle District of Georgia and served a term as a member in the Georgia House of Representatives, Post 107. He argued several cases to the United States Supreme Court, where he litigated and...

Tax to address aging roads goes into effect in July

...of all the potholes, but they were "too numerous to count.""You're dodging," said Sims, a member of the Georgia House Transportation Committee since 2006.That's why Sims said this week she could no longer dodge a nearly $1 billion...

Session yielded both victories and challenges

...God every day for the wisdom to represent you well. (The writer, an Evans attorney, represents District 121 ? comprised of portions of Columbia and McDuffie counties ? in the Georgia House of Representatives. He lives in Harlem.)

Georgia House Speaker says no vote for 'religious freedom' bill that became flashpoint

Georgia lawmakers gave final approval to bills to legalize fireworks sales and mandate insurance coverage for children with autism on the final day of the 2015 legislative session.

Governor Deal's plan for failing schools moves to statewide vote in 2016

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016 and accomplishing the Republican's top priority kicking...

Autism bill looks stalled in Ga. House

ATLANTA -- The fight over autism treatment coverage continued, pitting organizations concerned about costs against advocates for the most effective services for children.

House panel OKs Deal's school takeover plan

...Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" appears headed for a vote in the Georgia House after securing a key committee's approval Monday.Under Deal's plan, an appointed superintendent accountable...

Ga. House extends suits for child-sex victims

ATLANTA - Adults would get two years to sue people they allege sexually abused them as children even though the statute of limitations had already expired.

Mayor offers surprising lunch invitation

...eventually became the longest-serving House speaker pro tem in the country. Cheeks was later re-elected to the Georgia House and served for 20 years before winning a state Senate seat, which he held for 12 years before losing it to his old...

Stalled 'religious freedom' measure's opponents, supporters ramp up pressure with days left

ATLANTA - A divisive "religious freedom" bill remains stalled in a Georgia House committee as lawmakers enter the final two days of the legislative session.The House Judiciary Committee was to meet Monday morning...