Tag Archives: Cobb County

Political Notes – Reed poaches a top official from Cobb County

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed gets some payback for Cobb County luring away the Atlanta Braves . . .

Tags: Cobb County , EPA lawsuit , Faye DiMassimo , Judson Hill , Kasim Reed , Sam Olens , Vietnam soldiers

Supreme Court says state can’t forcibly medicate murder defendant

Georgia Supreme Court rejects a Cobb County judge’s order that would require a murder defendant to take antipsychotic medication to be competent to stand trial . . .

Tags: Cobb County , Georgia Supreme Court , involuntary medication , murder defendant , shooting spree

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Braves stadium bonds

The legal challenge to the public financing of a new Atlanta Braves stadium will be heard next week by the Georgia Supreme Court . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , baseball stadium , bond financing , Cobb County , Georgia Supreme Court

Political Notes — Carter urges separate budget process for education

State Sen. Jason Carter proposes the Legislature enact a separate budget each year for public education spending, a proposal that won’t fly in a Republican-controlled General Assembly . . .

Tags: Cobb County , Department of Community Affairs , education budget , Jason Carter , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , private meetings , Sam Olens

Feds approve loan for Cobb’s Northwest Corridor toll project

A federal TIFIA loan is approved for the Northwest Corridor toll lanes project in Cobb County . . .

Tags: Cobb County , DOT , Northwest Corridor , SRTA , TIFIA , toll lanes

There’s one born every minute

Once again, Georgia politicians are suckered into falling for the scam that a sports stadium will pay back the money local governments invest in building it; some people never learn . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Braves baseball stadium , Cobb County , Tim Lee

Cobb County says it’ll pay $300 million in public funds for Braves stadium

Cobb County will put up $300 million in public funds, including property tax proceeds, to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , Cobb County , public funds , stadium

Reed: City couldn’t finance two stadiums at same time

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city did not have financial resources to fund new stadiums for the Braves and the Falcons at the same time . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , Cobb County , Kasim Reed , new stadium , Tim Lee

Braves, like Falcons, will get tax funds for new stadium

The Atlanta Braves arrange for Cobb County to pay the bulk of the cost of building a new stadium in that suburban county, where the Braves will move for the 2017 season . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , Cobb County , Cumberland Mall , new stadium , public funds , Turner Field

Political Notes — UGA moving to a whiter, less-diverse student body

The number (and percentage) of non-caucasian freshmen students at the University of Georgia drops significantly this year . . .

Tags: Bill Byrne , black students , Board of Regents , Cobb County , Colleen Kiernan , Georgia Regents University , Jekyll Island , Jon Burns , Latino students , Mark Hamilton , new city , Sierra Club , T-SPLOST , university of georgia