Tag Archives: Bill Hitchens

Political Notes – Budget won’t be hanging over the session’s final day

Lawmakers won’t have to worry about voting on the state budget on the session’s final day — they’ve already taken care of that duty . . .

Tags: Bill Hitchens , Carl Rogers , Invest Georgia , Knox Massey , life insurance agents , Palmetto Pipeline , state budget

Senate passes timber theft, slow driver bills

Senate approves House bills that boost penalties for timber theft, restrict slow drivers in passing lanes, and permanently repeal an estate tax that hasn’t been collected since 2004 . . .

Tags: Bill Hitchens , Charlie Bethel , Chuck Williams , John Carson , slow drivers , Steve Henson , timber theft , Tommie Williams

House passes bill to restrict left-lane driving

Legislation to keep drivers out of left-hand lanes is overwhelmingly approved by the Georgia House . . .

Tags: Bill Hitchens , left-lane driving

On the campaign trail: Westmoreland’s anti-Muslim crusade gets pushback from his own caucus

Lynn Westmoreland’s hunt for Muslims allegedly infiltrating the federal government is drawing criticism even from members of his own party . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Hitchens , Latino vote , Lynn Westmoreland , Michele Bachmann , Muslims

On the campaign trail: It’s time for candidates to take the plunge

It’s put up or shut up time for political candidates as qualifying for the July 31 primary elections kicks off Wednesday morning . . .

Tags: Ann Purcell , Bill Hitchens , candidate qualifying , Casey Cagle , Cecil Staton , JUly 31 primaries , Michael Harden

McDonough will be new State Patrol commander

Col. Bill Hitchens retires as State Patrol commander and will be replaced by Lt. Col. Mark McDonough . . .

Tags: Bill Hitchens , Mark McDonough , State Patrol