On the campaign trail: Complaint against Carter fundraiser is rejected

An ethics complaint filed against state Sen. Jason Carter’s campaign is rejected; Gov. Nathan Deal wants to continue with no-bid state contracts . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , ethics complaint , governor\'s race , Jason Carter , John Barrow , Nathan Deal , New Georgia Project , no-bid contracts , Rick Allen , voter registration

Political Notes – ‘No contest’ plea closes out McDade investigation

Attorney General’s office says the investigation of former Douglas County district attorney David McDade has been concluded with a ‘no contest’ plea from his former secretary to theft charges . . .

Tags: Asian Americans , David McDade , Douglas County district attorney's office , Helen Kim Ho , theft charges , University System teaching awards

House committee urges tax credit, lighter regulation of child care homes

Rep. Andy Welch’s study committee has some ideas for streamlining the state’s oversight of child welfare service providers . . .

Tags: Andy Welch , child welfare service providers , Kevin Tanner , state inspections and regulations , tax credits

Political Notes – GPA cites expansion of the state’s ports

GPA Director Curtis Foltz notes growth of cargo moving through the state’s ports, says capacity will double within 10 years . . .

Tags: Curtis Foltz , GPA , Judicial Council of Georgia , Port of Savannah

On the campaign trail: From hip-hop stars to Hispanic voters

Rap star Ludacris makes a campaign appearance with Gov. Nathan Deal; Michelle Nunn pushes back at David Perdue TV spot . . .

Tags: David Perdue , DNC , Latino voters , Ludacris , Michelle Nunn , Nathan Deal , Susan B. Anthony List

Olens appeals judge’s sanction of his office

Attorney General Sam Olens has paid the $10,000 fine levied against his office for not turning over documents in a whistleblower lawsuit, but is still appealing the judge’s ruling that sanctioned Olens’ office . . .

Tags: Edward Lindsey , Sam Olens , sanction , Ural Glanville , withholding documents

Allen says his internal poll shows him 2 points behind Barrow

John Barrow leads Rick Allen by 44-42 percent in 12th Congressional District race, according to internal poll for Allen . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , John Barrow , Rick Allen

Former legislator Walker to be released from federal prison

Former Senate majority leader Charles Walker will be released from federal prison after serving nearly nine years on fraud and conspiracy charges . . .

Tags: Charles Walker , federal prison sentence , Georgia Senate

Lawmakers, lobbyists question EPA’s proposed water rule

Witnesses at a legislative hearing aren’t happy about EPA’s proposed new rule for the federal Clean Water Act . . .

Tags: ACCG , Bill Sapp , Clean Water Act , EPA , EPD , Frank Ginn , GMA , legislative hearing , Lynn Smith , Russ Pennington , Todd Edwards

On the campaign trail: 12th District debate will take place after all

The 12th Congressional District debate between John Barrow and Rick Allen is back on track for Saturday in Columbia County . . .

Tags: debate , governor\'s race , John Barrow , Rick Allen , TV spending