Mississippi, D.C. are tops in unemployment, Georgia’s next

Georgia is no longer No. 1 in unemployment rates among the states . . .

Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics , unemployment rate

Johnnie Caldwell, former legislator and comptroller general, dies

Former legislator and insurance commissioner Johnnie Caldwell of Thomaston has died at age 92 . . .

Tags: comptroller general , Johnnie Caldwell , Johnnie Caldwell Jr. , Ralph Hudgens

Political Notes – Deal may be sending a signal on rideshare legislation

Gov. Deal offers a hint of where he might stand on the issue of regulating ridesharing services; Rep. Phil Gingrey donates his congressional papers to Kennesaw State . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , Bob Guhl , Common Cause Georgia , Georgia Chamber , Jack Nix , Juvenile Justice , kennesaw state , Lynne Riley , Nathan Deal , Phil Gingrey , rideshare services , Wyc Orr

McKoon will move ahead with license denial bill

State Sen. Josh McKoon will keep pushing his bill to deny driver’s licenses to immigrants protected by President Obama’s executive order, although a similar action by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was blocked in federal court . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , driver\'s licenses , Jan Brewer , Josh McKoon , undocumented immigrants

Deal appoints Latino to Superior Court bench

Gov. Nathan Deal appoints Dallas attorney Dean Bucci, the state’s first Latino named to a Superior Court judgeship . . .

Tags: Dean Bucci , Latino judgeship , Nathan Deal

November sees significant decline in jobless rate

Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent in November, which was still higher than the national jobless rate . . .

Tags: Georgia unemployment rate , Labor Department , Mark Butler

Georgia eyes possible regulations for ridesharing services

Georgia lawmakers will consider a proposal to regulate rideshare services like Uber and Lyft . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , John Carson , limousines , Lyft , rideshare services , taxis , Uber

Political Notes – Kennesaw mosque finds an interesting ally

The ADL’s southeast regional chapter supports the application for a Muslim mosque in a Kennesaw shopping center . . .

Tags: ADL , Bubba McDonald , Doug Everett , Kennesaw City Council , Muslim mosque , Nathan Deal , Tom Price

PSC approves more solar power purchases, new project for King’s Bay

Georgia Power agreements to purchase solar power are approved by the Public Service Commission . . .

Tags: Cobb EMC , Georgia Power , King's Bay , PSC , solar power

School accountability scores plunge

School performance scores, as measured by the CCRPI, declined at all K-12 levels during the 2013-14 school year . . .

Tags: CCRPI scores , John Barge , school accountability