Tag Archives: Charlie Bethel

Special election called Dec. 13 to replace Sen. Bethel

A special election will be held to replace state Sen. Charlie Bethel (R-Dalton), who has just been appointed an appellate court judge . . .

Tags: Charlie Bethel , Special Election

Lawmakers are actually considering Medicaid expansion

A Senate study committee listens attentively to healthcare advocates argue in favor of Medicaid expansion — a rare event at the Georgia capitol . . .

Tags: ACA , Charlie Bethel , healthcare advocates , Medicaid expansion , Senate study committee

Senate panel shelves anti-clean power bill

The proposal to thwart the EPA’s clean power regulations is placed in a Senate study committee . . .

Tags: Charlie Bethel , Clean Power Plan , EPA , interstate compact

Employee classification issue gets some legislative attention

The issue of employee misclassification may be getting some traction during the legislative off-season . . .

Tags: Charlie Bethel , employee misclassification , independent contractors , Josh McKoon , Lester Jackson , P. K. Martin

Study panels find plenty of holes to plug in the incorporation law

Two legislative committees have identified several weaknesses in the state’s incorporation and annexation laws that need to be addressed . . .

Tags: annexations , Charlie Bethel , elena parent , Fran Millar , Jan Tankersley , legislative study committees , new cities

GHSA is reclassifying the high schools – and lawmakers are watching

Legislators discuss the reclassification of high school athletic teams with representatives of the GHSA . . .

Tags: Brooks Coleman , Charlie Bethel , GHSA , high school recruiting , Jeff Mullis , John Meadows , reclassification

Political Notes – Lawmakers look into the misclassification of employees

Senate subcommittee starts reviewing the issue of “employee misclassification,” a practice that costs the state millions in tax revenues . . .

Tags: Charlie Bethel , DeKalb judgeships , employee misclassification , Josh McKoon , Nydia Tisdale , open meetings , Ron Ramsey , Roy Robinson

Deal signs autism insurance coverage bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signs legislation mandating insurance coverage of autism treatments for young children . . .

Tags: autism , Charlie Bethel , Nathan Deal , Tommie Williams

On labor issues, lawmakers were a little more sympathetic

Legislators had a warmer attitude towards workers and unions in the latest General Assembly session . . .

Tags: AFL-CIO , Charlie Bethel , Charlie Flemming , employee misclassification , labor issues , Lester Jackson , Ted Terry

House, Senate make late addition of three judges to Court of Appeals

The General Assembly approved a measure that adds three more judgeships to the Georgia Court of Appeals . . .

Tags: Charlie Bethel , Court of Appeals , Nathan Deal , new judges , Vincent Fort