Tag Archives: Calvin Smyre

Dawe is picked to sculpt the MLK statue for the capitol

Atlanta artist Martin Dawe will create the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. for the capitol grounds . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , Martin Dawe , Martin Luther King statue , Nathan Deal

Georgia sculptor Andy Davis picked to create MLK statue

Gov. Nathan Deal and state Rep. Calvin Smyre pick a Georgia sculptor to produce the Martin Luther King statue for the capitol grounds . . .

Tags: Andy Davis , Calvin Smyre , Martin Luther King statue , Nathan Deal

Bill repeals MARTA’s 50-50 spending restriction

Gov. Nathan Deal signs bill ending the 50-50 restriction on how MARTA spends its sales tax revenues . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , MARTA , Mike Jacobs , Pat Gardner , sales tax revenues

Deal signs highway funding bill

The bill that will raise more than $900 million a year for highway and bridge construction projects is signed into law . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , hotel tax , Jay Roberts , Nathan Deal , tourism industry , transportation funding bill

Political Notes – Smyre retires from Synovus, but not the Legislature

Rep. Calvin Smyre, the longest-serving member of the Legislature, retires from his banking job but will keep serving in the House; Delta is stirring things up among the more conservative lawmakers . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , corporate tax exemption , Delta Air Lines , gay marriage , immigration , Josh McKoon , religious freedom , Sam Teasley

House vote clears the way for MLK statue at the capitol

Lawmakers give final approval to a bill authorizing a monument to Martin Luther King on the capitol grounds . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , capitol grounds , Martin Luther King , monument

Political Notes – Medical marijuana bills resting in committee

Medical marijuana legislation received a lot of positive coverage, but the bills still haven’t made it out of committee . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , Allen Peake , Calvin Smyre , federal loans , Josh McKoon , Louie Clark , medical marijuana , nuclear power , Plant Vogtle , Sharon Cooper , Uber

Political Notes – Thompson will give ‘state of the judiciary’

Supreme Court Chief Justice Hugh Thompson will talk about the need for more legal services lawyers in his ‘State of the Judiciary’ address to lawmakers . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , Hugh Thompson , Ralph Hudgens , Snellville City Council , state of the judiciary , Tim Echols , winter storm

Political Notes – Squires announces for DPG chair

Former legislator Mary Squires is running for chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia; there will be other candidates in the race . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , Corps of Engineers , Democratic Party of Georgia , Doug Stoner , dubose porter , Henry "Wayne" Howard , Lake Lanier , Mary Squires , Phoebe Putney Hospital , Tharon Johnson

House passes Ralston’s ethics bills

The House of Representatives delivers landslide votes to pass Speaker David Ralston’s ethics bills and sends them on to the state Senate . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , Chuck Sims , David Ralston , Larry O\'Neal , legislative ethics , Rusty Kidd