Political Notes — DOT had another big year for highway contracts

The Department of Transportation was able to award more than $1.3 billion in highway construction projects, due largely to the 2015 increase in the motor fuel excise tax . . .

Tags: DOT contracts , Joe Lowery endorsement , John Meadows , NRA , Stacey Abrams , state monuments , Vernon Jones

State sues two Gwinnett auto dealers over deceptive sales practices

The attorney general’s office asks for an injunction against two Gwinnett County auto dealers . . .

Tags: Chris Carr , deceptive sales practices

Political Notes – CEOs bail on Trump, but Fanning says they shouldn’t

Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning doesn’t necessarily agree that CEOs should be resigning from Donald Trump’s advisory councils . . .

Tags: craft brewers , Donald Trump , Michael Williams , Nathan Deal , Safavieh , Stone Mountain , Tom Fanning

DOT board will vote on pay raise for McMurry

DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry is in line for a $100,000 bump in his compensation . . .

Tags: DOT , Russell McMurry

Top Medicaid officials depart, DCH won’t say why

The director and deputy director of Georgia’s Medicaid program have abruptly left the Department of Community Health . . .

Tags: DCH , Medicaid

Georgia jobless rate dips slightly to 4.7% in July

The unemployment dropped in Georgia even though more than 14,000 jobs were lost . . .

Tags: Georgia unemployment rate

Ga. Power hints it will go ahead with Vogtle nukes

Georgia Power is moving ahead with the financially distressed nuclear project at Plant Vogtle . . .

Tags: Georgia Power , Plant Vogtle , PSC

Political Notes — Black lawmakers endorse Evans; Abrams calls for removal of Stone Mountain carving

The two Staceys running for the Democratic nomination for governor stay in the headlines on Tuesday . . .

Tags: HON Company , Peyton Hawes , Stacey Abrams , Stacey Evans

PSC wants Ga. Power to finish the Vogtle nukes

PSC members made it clear Tuesday they want Georgia Power and its partners to complete the construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle . . .

Tags: Georgia Power , Plant Vogtle , PSC

Two DeKalb commissioners raise questions about Emory annexation

DeKalb County Commissioners Kathie Gannon and Jeff Rader raise some important reservations about the planned annexation of Emory University into the City of Atlanta . . .

Tags: Emory annexation , Jeff Rader , Kathie Gannon