Deal vetoes campus carry, plus guns in churches bill

Gov. Deal not only vetoes the “campus carry” gun bill, he shoots down legislation making it easier to take firearms into churches . . .

Tags: campus carry , elena parent , Gordon Harrison , gun bill vetoes , Nathan Deal , NRA

PSC grants more review time on Vogtle prudency hearings

Outside groups will get two additional weeks to review the filings submitted by Georgia Power to justify its cost overruns on the Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors . . .

Tags: cost overruns , Georgia Power , Plant Vogtle , Public Service Commission

Deal signs school test bill, approves creation of “ABLE” savings accounts

Gov. Nathan Deal plows through a stack of bills on the deadline for signing or vetoing legislation . . .

Tags: bill signings , Nathan Deal

Wyeth, Pfizer pay $748.6 million in Medicaid rebates agreement; Ga. gets $3.2 million

Georgia is part of a state federal settlement with pharmaceutical giants Wyeth and Pfizer that will bring the state in $3.2 million over Medicaid rebate underpayments . . .

Tags: Medicaid rebates , Pfizer , Sam Olens , Wyeth

Deal signs $23.7 billion budget for FY ’17; pay raises for teachers, employees

The state budget for the next fiscal year takes effect July 1; teachers and state employees can celebrate . . .

Tags: Nathan Deal , state budget

Deadline looms for Deal’s bill signings; campus carry still to be decided

Which way will Gov. Deal go on the controversial “campus carry” bill? The deadline for him to announce his decision is Tuesday . . .

Tags: bill signings and vetoes , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – Lawmakers start push for City of South Fulton

Gov. Nathan Deal signs legislation for a referendum on the City of South Fulton; how will Mayor Kasim Reed react? . . .

Tags: coal ash , EPD , Kasim Reed , Roger Bruce , South Fulton referendum , Tom Taylor , Virgil Fludd , William Perry

Political Notes — Deal schedules a budget fly-around

Gov. Nathan Deal will hold several ceremonial signings of the state budget as he flies around Georgia on Monday; Rep. Allen Peake explains why a Republican is voting in a Democratic primary . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , budget signing , federal lawsuit , immigrants driver's licenses , Nathan Deal , primary voting

Kemp knocks four legislative candidates off the May 24 ballot

Secretary of State Brian Kemp upholds decisions that four candidates are not qualified to run in their legislative districts . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , disqualified candidates

Valdosta State president Staton is leaving

Cecil Staton will step down June 30 as interim president of Valdosta State University . . .

Tags: Cecil Staton , Hank Huckaby , Valdosta State