Tag Archives: casino gambling

Political Notes — Still not much enthusiasm among the leadership for casinos

House Speaker David Ralston sends a discouraging signal to the casino/resort industry interests about casino gambling . . .

Tags: Bobby Christine , Casey Cagle , casino gambling , Clay Tippins , David Ralston , Georgia Supreme Court , Matthew Gambill , Rick Jeffares , Walter C. Jones

Casino, transit measures introduced this week

Legislation creating a statewide council on transit and paving the way for the legalization of casino gambling will be unveiled in the General Assembly this week . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , casino gambling , Ron Stephens , Steve Gooch , transit systems

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

Political Notes — First anti-Muslim bill is introduced

The first anti-Muslim bill of the upcoming legislative session is pre-filed by Rep. Jason Spencer . . .

Tags: casino gambling , Doug Collins , Drought , Jason Spencer , Muslim ban , UPS

Pro-casino group releases gloomy forecast for HOPE scholarships

Hoping to build support for the legalization of gambling, a pro-casino group releases a pessimistic report on the future of HOPE scholarships . . .

Tags: casino gambling , HOPE scholarships

Political Notes – Casinos aren’t doing so great in Georgia or Florida

Is there still some chance that a casino gambling bill can be resurrected in the closing days of the session? . . .

Tags: Alabama Power , casino gambling , David Pennington , EPA Chesapeake cleanup , Sam Olens , Twinkle Cavanaugh , Zippy Duvall

Casino gambling bills are busted

Speaker David Ralston pulls the plug on legislation that would have authorized casino gambling . . .

Tags: casino gambling , David Ralston

Casino bills still alive; MARTA funding bill isn’t

The House will vote on casino gambling legislation Monday, but a MARTA rail expansion bill appears to be dead for this session . . .

Tags: casino gambling , David Ralston , MARTA rail expansion

Casino gambling bill hits the jackpot in committee

Legislation to legalize casino gambling is voted out by the House Regulated Industries Committee . . .

Tags: casino gambling , HOPE funding , Matt Ramsey

Political Notes – Religious week continues at the capitol

The religious freedom issue is getting a real workout at the capitol this week . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , casino gambling , Common Cause , Franklin Graham , GHSA , high school athletes , Jesse Petrea , Nathan Deal , palliative care , same-sex marriages