Tag Archives: Bill Heath

Senators urge several changes in session procedures

Senators consider some rules changes that would give them time to read bills before voting on them . . .

Tags: Bill Heath , Georgia Senate rules , Jeff Mullis , John Albers , Josh McKoon

Lawmakers continue call for special session

Critics of Gov. Nathan Deal’s decision to veto the “religious liberty” bill accuse him of having “Hollywood values” . . .

Tags: Bill Heath , Marty Harbin , Mike Crane , Nathan Deal , religious liberty , special session

Political Notes – Olens battles EPA regs and anti-Brave ‘stalkers’

Attorney General Sam Olens goes on the warpath against the EPA and a critic of the Atlanta Braves’ impending move to Cobb County . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , Bill Heath , conference committee reports , EPA greenhouse gas rule , Kasim Reed , Sam Olens , stalker , Susan McCoy

House, Senate finally pass transportation funding bill

After struggling with the transportation funding bill all session, the House and Senate voted for final passage Tuesday night . . .

Tags: Bill Heath , Casey Cagle , Jay Roberts , Josh McKoon , Mike Crane , transportation funding bill

Political Notes: Heath really, really doesn’t like that Delta tax break

There’s a lot of hostility among legislators towards the long-standing tax break Delta Air Lines has received . . .

Tags: Bill Heath , Delta Air Lines , Josh McKoon , Nan Orrock , religious freedom , tax breaks

Senate approves venture capital fund, tourist tax break

The constitutionality of a bill providing a tax break for developers is questioned, the Senate passes it anyway . . .

Tags: Bill Heath , state venture capital fund , tourist attraction tax break

Senate comes within one vote of outlawing video poker

Senate passed Gov. Nathan Deal’s video gaming bill, but almost adds an amendment that would have prohibited the operation of these machines . . .

Tags: Bill Heath , Butch Miller , Charlie Bethel , GBI , Georgia Lottery , Nathan Deal , video gaming

Senate racing against March 1 deadline to pass title tax bill

Senators are rushing through a bill to fix mistakes in a tax measure that was also rushed through to passage last year . . .

Tags: Bill Heath , car leases , car title tax , John Albers , Steve Thompson , tax code

Judge says Carruth, Beach should stay on the ballot

An administrative law judge has recommended that Brandon Beach and Bill Carruth be allowed to stay on the July 31 ballot in their races for the state Senate . . .

Tags: Bill Carruth , Bill Heath , Brandon Beach , candidate challenges , Chip Rogers , Ronit Walker

On the campaign trail: ‘Donnie Ballgame’ is piling up a big lead in $

Don Balfour is just one of the prominent Republican senators with primary opposition who have been able to raise substantial amounts of campaign cash . . .

Tags: Bill Carruth , Bill Heath , Brandon Beach , Chip Rogers , Don Balfour , Doug Collins , Jack Murphy , Martha Zoller , Steve Davis