Legislative Notebook: Women’s Caucus seeks interns

January 27, 2014 

The Georgia Legislative Women’s Caucus is looking for college students who are interested in the political process and want to shadow a state lawmaker for a year beginning this coming fall.

Applications will be circulated through college sororities, fraternities, political science professors and others, said state Rep. Nikki Randall, D-Macon, head of the bipartisan group.

Scholarships for Georgia Military

ROTC students at Georgia Military College would be eligible for a $1,500 tuition assistance grant under a new bill by state Sen. Burt Jones, R-Jackson.

It’s similar to a grant offered to ROTC students at the University of North Georgia. If the bill becomes law, grants would still be contingent on the Legislature’s appropriating money annually.

No hearing has yet been scheduled on Senate Bill 330.

Occupying the governor’s office

Moral Monday, a progressive movement exported from North Carolina, scored its first arrests for civil disobedience on Monday. Some 100 or so demonstrators massed at the state Capitol, demanding that Gov. Nathan Deal agree to expand Medicaid in Georgia to more than 600,000 new people.

When demonstrators moved from the steps into his office, a handful were arrested after a fruitless wait to see Deal.

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