Political Notes — In the Lewis-Trump feud, Deal isn’t going there

Gov. Nathan Deal is definitely a non-combatant in the war between U.S. Rep. John Lewis and Donald Trump . . .

Tags: Brett Harrell , death penalty , Donald Trump , John Lewis , Nathan Deal

Deal makes changes at Driver Services

Bert Brantley, Spencer Moore are appointed to new positions in state government, with Moore taking over as commissioner of driver services . . .

Tags: Bert Brantley , DDS , Nathan Deal , Spencer Moore

Georgia’s economic outlook brightest since the great recession

State economist Ken Heaghney said revenues are strong and Georgia is nearing full employment with improvement in wage growth as well . . .

Tags: Appropriations Committees , economic outlook , Ken Heaghney , Nathan Deal

Aloia will retire as Coastal Georgia president

The College of Coastal Georgia will be searching for a new president as Greg Aloia announces his plans to retire . . .

Tags: College of Coastal Georgia , University System

David Poythress, former adjutant general, dies

After a long career in state government, David Poythress has died at age 73 . . .

Tags: david poythress

Bills offer a sweeter tax credit for hospitals

Bills in the House and Senate would sweeten a tax credit for donations to financially stressed rural hospitals . . .

Tags: Dean Burke , Geoff Duncan , rural hospitals , tax credits

Ehrhart bill takes aim at ‘sanctuary campuses’

Several bills imposing restrictions on Georgia’s immigrant residents were introduced this week, others are in the works . . .

Tags: Earl Ehrhart , immigrants , Jeff Jones , sanctuary campus , wire transfers

Lawsuit hits EPD over water quality permits at power plants

The Environmental Protection Division is sued over the expiration of five water quality permits at Georgia Power plants . . .

Tags: EPD , Georgia Power , Sierra Club , water quality permits

Political Notes — Deal announces floor leaders for 2017

Gov. Deal adds some young lawmakers to his team of legislative floor leaders; Speaker David Ralston sends a signal to the Board of Regents on the campus carry issue . . .

Tags: campus carry , David Ralston , floor leaders , Jeff Sessions , Nathan Deal , Rick Jasperse , Southern Co.

House, Senate take different stances on medical cannabis

The two legislative chambers may be at odds this session on where Georgia should go next with its medical marijuana law . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Ben Watson , medical cannabis