Tag Archives: Common Cause Georgia

Political Notes — Southern Co. begs for federal help for Vogtle

Southern Co. executives ask the feds, “Brother, can you spare a dime?” for the financially distressed Vogtle nuclear project . . .

Tags: Board of Court Reporting , Common Cause Georgia , Plant Vogtle , Rick Jeffares , Sara Henderson , Southern Co. , Tim Echols

Perry unveils new ‘Watchdog’ ethics initiative

William Perry, former director of Common Cause, is launching a new ethics watchdog organization . . .

Tags: Common Cause Georgia , Georgia Ethics Watchdogs , Jim Walls , William Perry

Political Notes – Deal may be sending a signal on rideshare legislation

Gov. Deal offers a hint of where he might stand on the issue of regulating ridesharing services; Rep. Phil Gingrey donates his congressional papers to Kennesaw State . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , Bob Guhl , Common Cause Georgia , Georgia Chamber , Jack Nix , Juvenile Justice , kennesaw state , Lynne Riley , Nathan Deal , Phil Gingrey , rideshare services , Wyc Orr

Political Notes – DeHart confirmed as Democratic Party’s executive director

Georgia Democratic Party appoints Rebecca DeHart as the new executive director . . .

Tags: Braves stadium , Common Cause Georgia , dubose porter , Georgia Democratic Party , Rebecca DeHart , Robert Constantine , State Ethics Commission , Tim Lee

Political Notes — Tomlinson is new SRTA director

Chris Tomlinson is officially appointed director of SRTA; House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal responds to a robocall from Common Cause . . .

Tags: Chris Tomlinson , Common Cause Georgia , DeKalb cities , Ed Lindsey , ethics bill , HOPE Grants , Larry O\'Neal , Mary Margaret Oliver , SRTA , union bills , William Perry

New poll shows 72% oppose tax funds for Falcons’ stadium

Another poll released by the AJC shows overwhelming public opposition to the spending of tax funds for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium . . .

Tags: arthur blank , Common Cause Georgia , new stadium , tax funds , World Congress Center Authority

Political Notes – Ports officials hope strike can be avoided

If longshoremen go out on strike Saturday, most of the cargo activity at the port of Savannah will shut down . . .

Tags: aging grants , Common Cause Georgia , Curtis Foltz , Department of Human Services , football stadium , Garden City Terminal , Georgia Ports Authority , Georgia World Congress Center , ILA

Political Notes – Senate Democrats elect their leaders

Sen. Steve Henson is elected to another term as minority leader in the Georgia Senate . . .

Tags: atlanta falcons , Casey Cagle , Common Cause Georgia , David Shafer , Democratic caucus , georgia dome , Georgia School Boards Association , Obamacare , Phil Gingrey , Renee Unterman , Republican caucus , Steve Henson , William Perry

Political Notes – Maybe losing that NASCAR bid wasn’t so bad after all

The NASCAR hall of fame, which Georgia’s political and business leaders tried so hard to have located in Atlanta, turns out to be a huge money-loser . . .

Tags: Charlotte , Common Cause Georgia , NASCAR hall of fame

Political Notes – Jim Marshall will head Institute of Peace

Former Georgia congressman is named the new president of the U.S. Institute of Peace, a federal agency . . .

Tags: Common Cause Georgia , Curtis Foltz , European junket , Georgia Ports , Jim Marshall , kennesaw state , Nathan Deal