Ossoff opens up 7-point lead over Handel in new poll

Jon Ossoff puts a little distance between himself and Karen Handel in a new poll of the 6th Congressional District runoff . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District runoff , SurveyUSA poll

Political Notes — More than 5,500 new voters sign up in 6th Congressional District

Several thousand new voters are eligible to vote in the 6th Congressional District runoff after a federal judge ordered registration to be reopened . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District , Georgia Ports Authority , Tex McIver , voter registration

Gov. Deal becomes part of the ‘resistance’

Gov. Nathan Deal breaks with the Trump administration over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to start packing federal prisons . . .

Tags: criminal justice reforms , Jeff Sessions , Nathan Deal

Pay raises for college presidents are more modest this year

The Board of Regents scaled back their pay raises for the presidents of Georgia’s public colleges and universities . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , college presidents' compensation

Political Notes – Celebrating the I-85 reopening

State and federal officials celebrate the quick reopening of the I-85 bridge in Atlanta that burned and collapsed . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District runoff , I-85 rebuilding

State’s jobless rate ticks down in April

Georgia’s unemployment rate declined slightly from the March level of 5.1 percent . . .

Tags: Georgia jobless rate

Political Notes — Deal was unmoved by thousands of phone calls on campus carry

Massive public opposition did not stop Gov. Nathan Deal from signing the campus carry bill . . .

Tags: campus carry , Georgia Chamber , solar power

Regents want to boost college enrollment — but the answer is right there in front of them

What can the Board of Regents do to boost flat enrollment in the University System? Some surprisingly simple things . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , undocumented students , University System

Thompson-Sellers named permanent president of South Georgia

Board of Regents names Ingrid Thompson-Sellers as permanent president of South Georgia State College . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , South Georgia State College

GOP retains Cobb County senate seat

Republican Kay Kirkpatrick will replace Judson Hill as the senator from District 32 in Cobb County . . .

Tags: State Senate special election