Political Notes — State Board of Education hires chief turnaround officer

Eric Thomas is hired as the “chief turnaround officer” to help Georgia’s ailing schools improve their performance . . .

Tags: Alabama Senate race , chief turnaround officer , Eric Thomas , Ga. Supreme Court , Rockdale District Attorney , Zell Miller

Lottery has record first quarter haul

Georgia Lottery proceeds for educational programs over the years now exceed $19 billion, lottery officials say . . .

Tags: Georgia Lottery proceeds

Political Notes — In show of support for mass shootings, Williams will give away a bump stock

State Sen. Michael Williams likes the bump stocks so much he’s giving one way . . .

Tags: bump stocks , Confederate streets , Georgia DOT , mass shootings , Michael Williams

Pryor is interim replacement for Cagle at DFCS

Gov. Nathan Deal appoints Virginia Pryor as the interim director of the state’s child welfare agency . . .

Tags: Bobby Cagle , DFCS , Virginia Pryor

Ga. Supreme Court upholds state’s Certificate of Need law

The state’s Certificate of Need law is ruled to be constitutional by the Georgia Supreme Court . . .

Tags: certificate of need , Georgia Supreme Court , Monty Veazey

Georgia shows why the coal industry is dying

Despite the comments of Donald Trump, coal industry jobs aren’t coming back — and neither is the coal industry . . .

Tags: coal industry , Georgia Power coal-fired plants

Political Notes — Trump moves to implode the ACA

Executive orders signed by Donald Trump could potentially destabilize the health insurance exchanges operated under Obamacare . . .

Tags: ACA , Brandon Beach , Donald Trump , Georgia Ports Authority , Jaha Howard

Williams accuses AJC of pushing ‘fake poll’ for Cagle

The Michael Williams campaign goes after Casey Cagle by attacking the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . .

Tags: Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Casey Cagle , Michael Williams

Political Notes — Cagle leaks a poll that shows he’s doing just fine

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s own poll shows he has a commanding lead over his Republican primary opponents in the race for governor . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , Nathan Deal , Renitta Shannon , Thomas Witts

Poll has Bottoms gaining on Norwood in Atlanta mayor’s race

Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms is aiming to make it into a runoff with Mary Norwood . . .

Tags: Atlanta mayor\'s race , Keisha Lance Bottoms , Mary Norwood