Georgia Legislature

January 2015, then-State Representative Tyrone Brooks is shown talking to CBS Radio Atlanta's Maria Boynton about the site for a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

Tyrone Brooks Jr. Disqualified In Race To Fill Father’s State House Seat

For the first time in 35 years, there won’t be anyone named Tyrone Brooks in the Georgia House of Representatives. Tyrone Brooks Jr., according to Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron, has been disqualified in […]

WAOK-AM–06/09/2015

Gov. Deal signs HB 1 which permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain conditions. Among those looking on are State Rep Gloria Fraizer (far left) State Rep Allen Peake (yellow tie) and State Rep Patty Bentley (far right) (Photo courtesy of Andrea Briscoe/ Office of Governor Nathan Deal)

Wait Is Over For Georgians Suffering Pain: Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

“For the families enduring separation and patients suffering pain, the wait is finally over,” said Governor Nathan Deal. Today, Governor Deal signed House Bill 1 into law. It allows the use of medical cannabis oil […]

WAOK-AM–04/16/2015

Participants in the 2015 Sickle Cell Foundation Race and Walk in East Point, Ga (Photo courtesy of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

Sickle Cell Patients Excited As Medical Marijuana Bill Is About To Become Law In Georgia

Patients with Sickle Cell Disease will be among those covered when Georgia’s medical marijuana bill becomes law. Governor Nathan Deal’s office says that he will sign the bill tomorrow. It would allow patients with sickle […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

State Representative Allen Peake tells Maria Boynton that getting a medical marijuana law in Georgia has been "an emotional and difficult journey" (Photo courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

An Emotional And Difficult Journey: Georgia Governor To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

A stroke of the pen will be the final step as Georgia is about to get a medical marijuana law. Governor Nathan Deal’s office says that he will sign the bill tomorrow. It allows patients […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

Representative Roger Bruce

Roger Bruce Gives Insight to Conclusion to Georgia Legislative Session

At the conclusion of the strenuous and controversial legislative session, Representative Roger Bruce called in to Real Talk and discussed the bills that did and did not pass with Rashad Richey. Listen below.

WAOK-AM–04/06/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Religious Liberty Bill Protesters Rally At Georgia Capitol Against Discrimination

They chanted. They carried signs that read No Discrimination In Georgia. Faith leaders, human rights activists, and civilians rallied at the Georgia Capitol today. They were protesting the state’s religious liberty bill, which remains alive […]

03/31/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

Cannabis Oil: “It Will Help With The Pain And Make Life A Little More Bearable”

State Representative Gloria Frazier (D-Hephzibah) is being credited with pushing to get Sickle cell anemia placed back in Georgia’s medical marijuana bill. Sickle cell would be among the 9 qualifying illnesses that are included in […]

02/27/2015

(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

Law Enforcement Changes: “Can We Afford Not To Do It?”

State Senator Vincent Fort believes there’s enough momentum in the Georgia Legislature to get his Law Enforcement Reform package through this year. His legislation, introduced in the Georgia Senate and House, would require every law […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

Medical Marijuana: “We Want To Make Sure Those With Sickle Cell Anemia Are Included”

Persons diagnosed with sickle cell anemia would be among those given complete immunity for possessing cannabis oil under Georgia’s medical marijuana bill HB 1. According to the CDC, sickle cell anemia affects 90,000 to 100,000 […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

(Credit: Courtesy of Georgia State Representative Allen Peake)

Medical Marijuana Hearings Start Today At The Georgia Capitol

Georgia State Representative (R-Macon) is the sponsor of HB 1. He says a hearing on the measure will be held at 2:00 this afternoon in room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building. The bill […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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