Fix not fight: National Strategic Agenda hinges on bipartisanship

...BUDDY Carter, the freshman U.S. representative from Savannah, is one of the co-sponsors. His service as a state legislator has taught him that he must work across the aisle to properly serve his constituents.More Georgia congressmen should...

Vote to consolidate Augusta-Richmond County governments marks its 20th anniversary

...we've had the inflation of local government workers that other places have had."Problems inherent in the merger were largely due to the lack of input from local officials in the Consolidation Act drafted by state legislators, he said.

Pastor killed in Charleston church shooting also a veteran state legislator, lauded for gentleness, leadership

On Thursday, legislators replayed a video of that speech at a Statehouse tribute to Pinckney, 41, who was killed with eight others by a gunman inside the historic black Charleston church he led as pastor.

Driver charged in Joey Brush death surrenders

Family and friends will bid farewell to former state legislator Ben Joseph "Joey" Brush Jr. on Monday.Brush, 59, was killed Thursday in a wreck while riding his motorcycle.The funeral...

Bottom Line: Biden's loss

...forget our humanity.Then someone loses a son."This week, we're all part of Joe Biden's family," said a state legislator in Delaware, where Vice President Biden's son Beau had been attorney general.The younger Biden, 46, yielded...

Former legislator Joey Brush remembered as a man with a strong faith and love of family at funeral

More than 700 family, friends and colleagues of former state legislator Ben "Joey" Brush Jr. filled the Sanctuary of Augusta church Monday morning to pay their respects and bid him goodbye.Although...

Former state legislator Joey Brush dies in motorcycle wreck

Former state legislator Ben Joseph "Joey" Brush Jr. was killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday morning, shocking and saddening friends and colleagues...

Too sudden an end

...arrival at ultimate peace occurred in one of the most jarring and unexpected ways.The builder, developer and former state legislator died Thursday morning after a car pulled out in front of his motorcycle on Columbia Road. He was 59.Seeing Mr...

New Georgia road-funding bill signed

...Chair Ron Cross said he understands the state and metro Atlanta need more transportation funding but was disappointed state legislators did not do more to protect the Augusta region where 54 percent of voters in Richmond, Columbia and 11 surrounding...

State legislators won't push bill giving mayor more power this session

The state legislators that Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis needs to draft legislation that will give him more power say that won't happen this year, with...