Political Notes — Stephens gets one last hearing for a casino bill

Although Rep. Ron Stephens got a committee hearing for his casino bill, gambling legislation failed to gain traction this session . . .

Tags: 6th District race , casinos , Jon Ossoff , Ron Stephens , roy barnes

Georgia’s jobless rate slightly down in February

The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent in February from the 5.5 percent level for January . . .

Tags: Georgia unemployment rate , Mark Butler

Committee kills effort to study spaceport hazards

Rep. David Knight is unsuccessful in his attempt to look at the potential dangers of a spaceport in Camden County . . .

Tags: Camden County , David Knight , spaceport

House, Senate give final OK to budget

The $25 billion state budget for fiscal year 2018 is on its way to Gov. Nathan Deal; in other actions, Senate passes bill to extend tax break to solar energy facilities . . .

Tags: CUVA , solar farms , state budget

Deal names Osteen to Liberty County judgeship

Jeffrey Osteen of Hinesville is named a State Court judge for Liberty County . . .

Tags: Jeffrey Osteen , State Court judge

Political Notes — Lewandowski to make an appearance in 6th District race

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager will come to Alpharetta next week to campaign for a candidate in the 6th Congressional District’s special election . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District election , Brian Kemp lawsuit dismissed , Corey Lewandowski , House redistricting bill

As session nears end, several major bills await votes

Several important bills are still in limbo as the legislative session goes into its final four days . . .

Tags: General Assembly session , major bills

U.S. Hispanics increase economic clout

The buying power of Latinos is larger than that of any other minority group in the U.S., according to a new economic report from the University of Georgia . . .

Tags: economic study , Latino buying power

GOP poll shows Ossoff with huge lead in 6th District

Democrat Jon Ossoff continues to build on his polling lead in the 6th Congressional District special election . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District election , Bob Gray , Jon Ossoff , karen handel

Supreme Court rules against Doraville adult club

Supreme Court justices let stand an injunction against the owners of the Oasis Goodtime Emporium I, but in another case rule in favor of iHeart radio . . .

Tags: adult nightclub , Georgia Supreme Court , iHeart , streaming internet radio