Deal signs bill cracking down on ‘patent trolling’

A new state law prohibits the controversial business practice known as ‘patent trolling’ . . .

Tags: Chris Clark , Georgia Chamber , Nathan Deal , patent trolls

Political Notes – Hamilton argues for his private probation bill

Rep. Mark Hamilton tries to save his private probation bill from a gubernatorial veto . . .

Tags: Charles Walker , Chuck Clay , Danny Craig , dubose porter , Herman Russell , Mark Hamilton , private probation firms , Stacey Abrams

DCH board to vote on rural hospital rules next week

DCH board is scheduled to take its final vote next Tuesday on new licensing rules intended to help financially ailing rural hospitals . . .

Tags: DCH , free-standing emergency departments , licensing rules , Nathan Deal , rural hospitals

Deal signs bill prohibiting insurance coverage of abortions

A new law makes it illegal for the State Health Benefits Plan or policies purchased under Obamacare to cover the costs of abortions . . .

Tags: abortions , drug overdoses , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Sharon Cooper , SHBP

Deal signs dorm privatization tax break, SHBP obesity program

Gov. Deal signs a bill authorizing a tax break for private companies that operate dorms and parking decks for the University System; obese state employees can get insurance coverage for bariatric surgery . . .

Tags: bariatric surgery , college dorms , property tax exemption , SHBP , University System

Deal signs permanent Gulfstream tax break, MARTA bills

Gov. Nathan Deal gives Gulfstream Aerospace a permanent tax break worth $15 million a year; also signs bills giving MARTA some financial flexibility . . .

Tags: board appointments , contract negotiations , corporate tax break , Gulfstream , MARTA , sales tax revenues

New hotels on the way for Jekyll Island

Trammell Crow plans to spend $88 million building three new hotels on state-owned Jekyll Island . . .

Tags: Jekyll Island Authority , new hotels , Trammell Crow

Deal signs bills revising environmental standards

Gov. Nathan Deal signs bills dealing with stream buffers and sludge disposal issues . . .

Tags: animal cruelty , bill signings , boating violations , Nathan Deal , sludge disposal , stream buffers

Deal signs gun bill, opens up more public places to firearms

The ‘Guns everywhere’ bill is signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: firearms , Nathan Deal , public places

On the campaign trail: Poll identifies some possible landmines in the governor’s race

Georgia College poll reveals some positive and negative factors that could affect the governor’s race . . .

Tags: David Pennington , Delvis Dutton , Georgia College , John Barge , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , stadium funding , State of the State Poll