Tag Archives: Bill Cowsert

Senate bill tries to squeeze more dollars out of the lottery

The Georgia Lottery would be required to send a higher percentage of its gross proceeds to the HOPE scholarship and pre-K programs . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Georgia Lottery , payouts to HOPE

The odds seem long against casino gambling, religious freedom bills

The prospects for religious freedom or casino gambling bills in the new legislative session don’t appear to be very bright . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Casey Cagle , casino gambling , David Ralston , Georgia Lottery , religious freedom

Senate passes hybridized religious bill

The consolidated ‘religious freedom’ bill is passed by the Senate; will the House move on it quickly? . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Emanuel Jones , Greg Kirk , Nan Orrock , pastor protection , religious freedom , Vincent Fort

Senate passes ‘Todd Gurley’ bill dealing with sports agents

Legislation cracking down on agents and memorabilia dealers who ‘entice’ college athletes passes the Senate and heads to the governor’s desk . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , sports agents , Todd Gurley

Political Notes: Senate passes BeltLine transit bill

The Senate passes legislation that could help provide more transit services to the Atlanta BeltLine; the arguments continue to rage over the religious freedom bills . . .

Tags: Atlanta BeltLine , Bill Cowsert , Erick Erickson , insurance audits , Jason Shaw , Nan Orrock , raccoon trapping , school start dates , transit services

Religious freedom bill stalls in Senate committee

The Senate’s religious freedom bill is tabled in committee after a dispute about whether the measure could be amended . . .

Tags: ACCG , Bill Cowsert , GMA , Josh McKoon , religious freedom

Senate bill allows federal funds for Savannah project

The state Senate approves a measure that will allow the state to legally accept federal funding for the deepening of the Savannah harbor . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , federal funding , Georgia Ports Authority , harbor deepening

Political Notes: Lawmakers plan for April 2 adjournment

The General Assembly will finish this year’s session on April 2, barring any unforeseen delays . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , legislative adjournment , Tyrone Brooks

Shafer holds off Miller, is reelected Senate president pro tem

Sen. David Shafer is nominated for a second term as Senate president pro tem by the majority Republican caucus . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Butch Miller , David Shafer , Renee Unterman , Senate Republicans

Political Notes – For Senate Republicans, the magic number is 20

Senate Republicans are getting some intense, behind-the-scenes lobbying as they get closer to the date for electing new caucus leaders . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Board of Regents , Butch Miller , David Shafer , John Albers , Josh McKoon , Judson Hill , Ricardo Azziz , Senate Republicans