Education panel looks at performance pay for teachers

Gov. Nathan Deal’s education reform commission appears ready to recommend a “pay for performance” approach to compensating teachers . . .

Tags: Amy Jacobs , Chuck Knapp , education reform commission , Margaret Ciccarelli , Mike Dudgeon , PAGE , pay for performance , teacher salaries

Supreme Court names Castellani to handle Ralston complaint

Retired judge Robert Castellani is appointed as the replacement special master to oversee the State Bar complaint against House Speaker David Ralston . . .

Tags: David Ralston , ethics complaint , Mark Dehler , Robert Castellani , State Bar of Georgia

Dehler exits the Ralston case as special master

The attorney appointed as special master to handle the State Bar of Georgia’s ethics complaint against House Speaker David Ralston has decided to step down . . .

Tags: David Ralston , ethics complaint , Mark Dehler , State Bar of Georgia

Klobuchar to keynote renamed Democratic Party fundraiser

State Democrats have renamed their annual fundraiser “the Democratic Party of Georgia State Dinner” . . .

Tags: Amy Klobuchar , fundraiser , Georgia Democratic Party , jefferson-jackson

Deal cuts the ribbon on Dept. of Community Supervision

The newest state agency, the Department of Community Supervision, is ceremonially launched by Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , Department of Community Supervision , Michael Nail , Nathan Deal

Deal may have opened the casino door a little wider

Gov. Nathan Deal hints he might not veto gambling legislation if the issue is approved by voters in a statewide referendum . . .

Tags: casino gambling , legalization , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – Perdue, Isakson take a stab at repealing Obamacare

Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson take a largely symbolic vote in favor of repealing Obamacare, the the measure falls short in the Senate . . .

Tags: Affordable Care Act , David Perdue , Georgia Ports Authority , John Douglas racial remarks , Johnny Isakson , Lauren Kane , repeal

Political Notes — Medical merger mania rolls on

WellStar is now talking to Tenet Healthcare about the acquisition of several hospitals in Metro Atlanta . . .

Tags: Department of Community Supervision , hospital mergers , Louisiana theater shooting , Nathan Deal , Tenet , WellStar

Georgia says case hasn’t been made for Palmetto Pipeline

The Attorney General’s office argues that Kinder Morgan has not made its case that petroleum pipeline is a public necessity for Georgia consumers . . .

Tags: attorney general , GDOT , Kinder Morgan , Palmetto Pipeline

In rankings on family, work issues, Georgia is in 40th place

Georgia’s ranking against the other states on family and employment issues has improved, but the state still ranks 40th in two recent listings . . .

Tags: BLS , child welfare , family issues , Georgia's ranking , unemployment