WSB poll has Nunn up 47-40 over Perdue, Carter leading in governor’s race

New poll conducted for WSB-TV has Michelle Nunn leading David Perdue in the Senate race, Nathan Deal ahead of Jason Carter by 44-40 percent in the governor’s race . . .

Tags: David Perdue , governor\'s race , Jason Carter , Landmark Communications poll , Michelle Nunn , Nathan Deal , Senate race , WSB

Deal, Carter trade fire over appointments issue

Gov. Nathan Deal and state Sen. Jason Carter argue over the appointment of campaign contributors to seats on state commissions . . .

Tags: Anne Cox Chambers , campaign contributors , executive appointments , governor\'s race , Jason Carter , Nathan Deal

‘Still a lot of unfinished business’ in Georgia, says Labor secretary

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez urges support for President Obama’s economic policies in a state with one of the country’s highest unemployment rates . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Georgia unemployment rate , minimum wage , Thomas Perez , workforce development

DOT board elects new leadership

Don Grantham succeeds former legislator Jay Shaw as chairman of the State Transportation Board . . .

Tags: Don Grantham , DOT board , Emily Dunn , Jay Shaw , Robert Brown

Perdue and Nunn engage the issues, politely, in their first confrontation

Senate candidates David Perdue and Michelle Nunn have their first formal confrontation at a candidates forum in Macon . . .

Tags: David Perdue , Michelle Nunn , Senate race

State school board tells feds to stay out of food fundraisers

State Board of Education adopts new rule that will allow schools to continue selling “unhealthy snacks” at fundraisers . . .

Tags: food fundraisers , John Barge , state Board of Education , unhealthy snacks , USDA

University System proposes tuition waiver policy, will review on-campus sexual assaults

University System reviews policies for granting out-of-state tuition waivers, as well as dealing with campus sexual assaults . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , Hank Huckaby , sexual assaults , tuition waivers , University System

GEFA provides rebates for electric vehicle stations

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority provides financial incentives for colleges and government agencies to open more charging stations for electric vehicles . . .

Tags: charging stations , electric vehicles , GEFA

Political Notes – Metro Atlanta’s population is growing more strongly

Metro Atlanta’s population grew more quickly last year, according to new estimates from the Atlanta Regional Commission; DOT board member recommends an increase in the motor fuel tax . . .

Tags: ARC , Metro Atlanta population , motor fuel tax , Sam Wellborn

Gwinnett House candidate dies, will have to be replaced on the ballot

Michael Brown, a Republican running for Gwinnett County’s House District 98 seat, dies unexpectedly and will have to be replaced on the general election ballot . . .

Tags: House election , Michael Brown