Tag Archives: Amos Amerson

Political Notes – The demise of the school voucher bill

Sen. Chip Rogers still can’t get his school voucher bill passed; how did the pollsters’ findings compare with the actual results of the Georgia primary? . . .

Tags: Amos Amerson , Chip Rogers , Georgia primary , Jim Butterworth , Joe Jarrard , Nan Orrock , Nathan Deal , National Guard , offshore jobs , polling firms , Ralph Hudgens , school vouchers

Political Notes – An eight-headed defense of Jack Murphy

Sen. Jack Murphy said he isn’t going anywhere — he’ll stay on as Banking Committee chairman; House Majority Whip Ed Lindsey names his team of deputies . . .

Tags: Amos Amerson , DOT deficit , Ed Lindsey , Fast Forward , FDIC lawsuit , Jack Murphy , Senate Banking Committee , Sonny Perdue , Vance Smith

Political Notes: How do lawmakers save HOPE?

Georgia lawmakers will have some difficult questions to answer when they try to come up with a solution for saving the HOPE scholarship program; Handel is carrying out a “march to the sea” reminiscent of Gen. Sherman . . .

Tags: Amos Amerson , karen handel , Nathan Deal , Robert Brown

Major cutbacks may be in store for HOPE

The HOPE scholarship program is operating in the red, as costs exceed the money available from the Georgia Lottery; significant cutbacks in benefits are on the way . . .

Tags: Amos Amerson , HOPE scholarship , Len Walker , Nan Orrock , Pat Gardner , Seth Harp , Tim Connell