Deal:  Brexit could be a good deal for Georgia

If Great Britain goes ahead with plans to leave the European Union, that could end up being a positive for the U.S. and for Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal says . . .

Tags: Brexit vote , Nathan Deal

Supreme Court kills Texas abortion law in a case that could affect Georgia

A Texas law intended to shut down abortion clinics in that state is ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court . . .

Tags: abortion clinics , Texas law , U.S. Supreme Court

Political Notes — Deal lauds the Panama Canal widening

The expanded Panama Canal is now open, but how much of an impact will it really have on the port of Savannah? . . .

Tags: Allene Magill , Board of Regents , Georgia Ports Authority , Nathan Deal , Opportunity School District , Panama Canal

Westmoreland endorses Ferguson in 3rd District race

Outgoing Rep. Lynn Westmoreland favors Drew Ferguson over Mike Crane in the GOP runoff in the 3rd Congressional District . . .

Tags: Drew Ferguson , Lynn Westmoreland , Mike Crane

Political Notes — 3% pay raises? Not for these officials

Most teachers and state employees will get only a 3 percent pay raise in the new fiscal year; a few state officials will do much better than that . . .

Tags: Leigh Claffey , pay raises , Russell McMurry , Sam Olens , Stefan Ritter

Qualifying opens Monday for independent candidates

Independent and third-party candidates will file their qualifying papers next week to get their names on the general election ballot in November . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , independent candidates , qualifying

State Ethics Commission clarifies ban on lobbying

The state ethics commissions clarifies the prohibition on lobbying by former legislators and votes to give its executive secretary a pay raise . . .

Tags: Lawton Jordan , lobbying prohibition , State Ethics Commission , Stefan Ritter

Deadlocked Supreme Court leaves block on Obama immigration order

President Obama’s executive order protected undocumented immigrants from deportation is blocked by a tie vote among the eight Supreme Court justices . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , executive order , Sam Olens , Supreme Court , undocumented immigrants

Lewis, House Democrats stage sit-in over gun control vote

U.S. House Democrats try to force a vote on gun control legislation by staging a sit-in, but the Republican leadership adjourns the session . . .

Tags: gun control legislation , John Lewis , Paul Ryan , U.S. House

Political Notes — Who’s got more campaign cash than Trump?  Isakson, Price, Shafer . . .

Several Georgia politicians have the distinction of raising more cash on hand than Donald Trump’s presidential campaign . . .

Tags: Amazon , David Shafer , Donald Trump , fundraising , Jim Barksdale , Johnny Isakson , Marco Rubio , Tom Price , Walter C. Jones