On the campaign trail: Vox Populi poll has Perdue leading Nunn, 49-40

David Perdue leads Michelle Nunn in Senate race poll released by Vox Populi; Kemp okays recount of GOP runoff for state school superintendent . . .

Tags: David Perdue , immigrant children , Kasim Reed , Michelle Nunn , Mike Buck , Nathan Deal , Richard Woods , Senate race , state school superintendent , Valarie Wilson , Vox Populi Polling

State urging college dropouts to “go back” to school

Georgia officials announce a new campaign to try to persuade college dropouts to return to school and get their degree . . .

Tags: Hank Huckaby , Nathan Deal , non-traditional students , Ron Jackson , Technical College System , University System

Political Notes – Douglas County secretary indicted, but her boss won’t be

The secretary of former Douglas County District Attorney David McDade is indicted on 56 total felony and misdemeanor charges by a Douglas grand jury; McDade is immune from prosecution . . .

Tags: criminal indictment , David McDade , David Ralston , department of public health , Douglas County district attorney , Georgia Sheriffs Association , Kasim Reed , Sam Olens , Southern Legislative Conference

PSC, environmentalists clash over EPA rules for power plant emissions

EPA holds major hearing in Atlanta on proposed regulations to restrict the emission of greenhouse gases by power plants . . .

Tags: coal-fired plants , EPA , federal regulations , Georgia Power Co. , greenhouse gases , power plants , PSC , SACE

Pa. congressman follows Georgia’s lead on medical marijuana

Federal legislation similar to a bill introduced in Georgia this year would give families access to medical marijuana for the treatment of childhood disorders . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , childhood seizure disorders , medical marijuana , Scott Perry

On the campaign trail: Mixed results in latest batch of governor’s race polls

New polls in the governor’s race have mixed results for Gov. Nathan Deal and state Sen. Jason Carter . . .

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

On the campaign trail: Deal, Carter lob ethics bombs at each other

Gov. Nathan Deal and state Sen. Jason Carter are firing away at each other’s campaigns with ethics complaints and allegations; Georgia elects its first Asian American to the Superior Court bench . . .

Tags: Asian-American judge , ethics complaints , Jason Carter , Meng Lim , Nathan Deal

In the Senate race, pick a poll, pick a frontrunner

Two different polls of the Senate race show two different frontrunners – David Perdue in one and Michelle Nunn in the other . . .

Tags: David Perdue , Michelle Nunn , Polls , Senate race

Ralston appoints Common Core study committee

A study committee will review the federal government’s influence on the Common Core school curriculum standards adopted by Georgia . . .

Tags: Common Core standards , David Ralston , study committee

Pharmacy board still struggling with regulation of PBMs

The state Board of Pharmacy still hasn’t taken a vote on adopting new rules that would regulate out-of-state pharmacy benefit managers and the mail order delivery of prescriptions . . .

Tags: Buddy Harden , CVS Caremark , Express Scripts , Georgia Board of Pharmacy , PBMs , prescription mail order deliveries