Tag Archives: Butch Miller

Medicaid provider fee is extended by Senate

Legislation that could bring in as much as $1 billion a year for Medicaid is passed by the state Senate Thursday . . .

Tags: Butch Miller , Josh McKoon , Medicaid provider fee , Vincent Fort

Political Notes — A new mission for Moody Air Force Base?

Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta may become a launch site for Air Force drones . . .

Tags: Butch Miller , Clayton County , Moody Air Force Base , school takeover plan , Sentury Tire

Super Bowl tax break is approved by Senate

Under pressure from the NFL, the Senate approves a sales tax exemption for the sale of Super Bowl tickets . . .

Tags: Butch Miller , Josh McKoon , Mike Crane , sales tax exemption , Super Bowl tickets , Vincent Fort

Senate committee okays Super Bowl tax break

Super Bowl sales tax exemption gets Senate committee approval without a single dissenting vote . . .

Tags: Butch Miller , Jeff Mullis , Super Bowl tax break

Medical cannabis panel prepares to finalize recommendations

Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis is getting ready to decide on a regulatory system for growing and distributing medical marijuana . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Butch Miller , cultivation , medical cannabis , Steve Wilson

Senate passes medical marijuana bill

The Senate adopts a new version of the medical marijuana bill — will the House agree with it? . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Ben Watson , Butch Miller , medical marijuana

Senate passes Deal’s education package

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal for a state takeover of low-performing schools is approved by the state Senate . . .

Tags: Butch Miller , Horacena Tate , Nathan Deal , Opportunity School District , state school takeover

Senate passes sex trafficking measures

Sen. Renee Unterman’s legislation aimed at curbing the sexual exploitation of children is approved overwhelmingly by the Georgia Senate . . .

Tags: Butch Miller , elena parent , minors , Renee Unterman , sex trafficking

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