Tag Archives: Cobb County Commission

Political Notes – Deal, GRU sign off on medical marijuana trial

State officials have finalized an agreement for Georgia Regents University to conduct clinical trials of medical marijuana; Cobb County Commission retains an influential lobbying firm . . .

Tags: Cobb County Commission , Georgia Regents University , medical marijuana , Nathan Deal , Steve Golden , Tim Lee , Young Democrats of Georgia

On the campaign trail – Amid all the bailouts, Gingrey actually adds a staffer

Rep. Phil Gingrey, who’s had problems keeping staffers on the payroll, hires a new campaign manager . . .

Tags: Bill Byrne , Bubba McDonald , Cobb County Commission , Doug Everett , Josh McKoon , karen handel , Phil Gingrey , PSC races , Senate race

Political Notes – Cobb’s Lee finds out a stadium deal isn’t as easy as it looks

The Braves stadium deal is getting gnarlier than ever for Tim Lee and the Cobb County Commission, with a lawsuit in the works . . .

Tags: Atlanta Braves stadium , Bruce Thompson , Cobb County Commission , David Shafer , Medicaid expansion , Tea Party , Tim Lee

Political Notes – In wake of Braves deal, other Cobb businesses want money

The Cobb County Commission was so generous to the Atlanta Braves that other businesses are asking for handouts . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , Cobb County Commission , federal budget , Jason Spencer , Jimmy Pruett , MARTA Board , Obamacare , Robert Ashe , Ron Stephens , tax incentives , Tom Price , Weather Channel

Political Notes – Cobb school system is ‘broke,’ chairman says

As Cobb County approves spending $300 million in public money on a new baseball stadium, the school board chairman says the school system is “broke” . . .

Tags: ALEC , Alisha Thomas Morgan , Atlanta Braves stadium , Cobb County Commission , Cobb school system , Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce , Mohawk Industries , Sam Williams

Political Notes – Braves stadium deal looks like a done deal

The Cobb County Commission will probably pull the trigger Tuesday night on a new stadium for the Braves . . .

Tags: Braves stadium , Cobb County Commission , Don Balfour , filibuster , Johnny Isakson , Saxby Chambliss , Tim Lee

Political Notes – The ‘Dynamic Duo’ is back to oppose the Braves stadium deal

The Sierra Club and Tea Party Patriots team up again to oppose the tax funding proposal for an Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , Cobb County Commission , Nathan Deal , Sharon Cooper , Sierra Club , stadium deal , Tea Party Patriots , Tim Lee

On the campaign trail: Congressional runoffs are in the spotlight on Tuesday

The headliner for Tuesday’s runoff elections is the Republican battle between Martha Zoller and state Rep. Doug Collins in the 9th Congressional District . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , 9th Congressional District , Alan Abramowitz , Bill Byrne , Cobb County Commission , Doug Collins , legislative runoffs , Martha Zoller , Paul Ryan , Tim Lee

On the campaign trail: T-SPLOST does strange things to politicians’ minds

The T-SPLOST issue seems to have had a weird effect on the attitudes and statements of Georgia politicians . . .

Tags: Bill Byrne , Bill Simon , Casey Cagle , Chip Rogers , Cobb County Commission , Martha Zoller , Nathan Deal , T-SPLOST , Tim Lee