Tag Archives: constitutional amendment

Deal continues to link crime to school amendment

Gov. Nathan Deal doubles down on assertions that people living near low-performing schools will flood into affluent neighborhoods and commit crimes . . .

Tags: constitutional amendment , Nathan Deal , Opportunity School District

Political Notes — Group starts late drive against JQC amendment

Civil rights group urge defeat of the constitutional amendment that would abolish the Judicial Qualifications Commission . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , constitutional amendment , JQC , kennesaw state , Sam Olens

Ga. PTA says school takeover plan is ‘bad deal’ for students

Opposition to the school takeover plan keeps building among local school boards and PTA groups . . .

Tags: constitutional amendment , GAE , Georgia PTA , school takeover plan

Battling TV ads are launched over school takeover amendment

Both sides in the battle over the “Opportunity School District” constitutional amendment are running TV commercials to make their arguments . . .

Tags: constitutional amendment , Nathan Deal , school takeover plan

Georgia may move to an appointed state school superintendent

Rep. Mike Dudgeon will propose a constitutional amendment that would make the state school superintendent an appointed rather than an elected position . . .

Tags: appointed position , constitutional amendment , Mike Dudgeon , Richard Woods , state school superintendent

Voters approve three ballot issues, including income tax cap

Georgia voters approved two constitutional amendments and a separate referendum issue on Tuesday . . .

Tags: ballot issues , constitutional amendment , David Shafer , income tax cap

How should you vote on the other constitutional amendment?

With all the talk about the charter school constitutional amendment, it’s easy to overlook the other amendment on the election ballot. You shouldn’t . . .

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On the issue of Amendment 2

State Sen. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) makes a case for the constitutional amendment that would allow state agencies to sign multi-year leases . . .

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Barge pulls back, but still opposes charter amendment

State school Supt. John Barge agrees to remove information about the charter school constitutional amendment that was posted on the Department of Education website — but he will continue to oppose the amendment . . .

Tags: charter schools , constitutional amendment , GAE. Calvine Rollins , John Barge , Sam Olens

Political Notes — Barge stands fast against charter amendment

State school Supt. John Barge hasn’t changed his opposition to the charter school constitutional amendment, which is stirring up angry feelings on both sides of the issue . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , Casey Cagle , charter schools , Chip Rogers , constitutional amendment , John Barge , Roger Bruce , Tommie Williams , University of West Georgia