Tag Archives: Curt Thompson

Political Notes – The opening of negotiations on casinos?

Casino industry representatives signal they will up the ante on state tax rates if they can get authorization to operate in Georgia . . .

Tags: casino taxes , contempt of court , Curt Thompson , gambling industry , Mississippi PSC race , Southern Co.

Senate rejects amendment denying immigrant drivers’ licenses

Senate defeats attempt by Sen. Josh McKoon to keep immigrants who’ve been granted deferred status from getting a Georgia drivers’ license . . .

Tags: Curt Thompson , DACA , driver\'s licenses , immigrants , Josh McKoon , Tommie Williams

Senate passes weaker version of medical marijuana bill

Georgia Senate passes a scaled-down version of a bill authorizing the use of marijuana for medical treatment for seizure disorders . . .

Tags: Curt Thompson , medical marijuana , Renee Unterman

Lawmakers will try again on medical marijuana

As a study committee finishes its work, supporters of legalizing medical marijuana will try again to pass legislation in the upcoming General Assembly session . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Curt Thompson , medical marijuana , Rick Allen , Virginia Galloway

Thompson files another medical marijuana bill

More expansive medical marijuana measures are pre-filed by Sen. Curt Thompson (R-Norcross) . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Curt Thompson , medical marijuana

‘Going to keep pushing forward,’ marijuana activist says

Medical marijuana advocates will be back in next year’s General Assembly to try again for legalization . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Curt Thompson , Georgia CARE , James Bell , Josh McKoon , medical marijuana

Political Notes – Charter school vote by Monday?

Senate Republicans could be closer to calling that vote on final approval of the charter school constitutional amendment . . .

Tags: charter schools , Curt Thompson , George Hooks , Georgia Senate , industrial relocations , Nathan Deal , state budget

Senate walks up to, then backs off vote on charter school amendment

The Senate was close to a vote Wednesday on HR 1162, the charter school constitutional amendment, but the Republicans decided not to pull the trigger just yet . . .

Tags: charter schools , constitutional amendment , Curt Thompson , Doug Stoner , George Hooks , Georgia Senate

Farms, restaurants still report labor shortages

State senators hear discouraging reports from business groups about the impact of HB 87, Georgia’s controversial immigration law . . .

Tags: Charles Hall , Curt Thompson , farm groups , Georgia Restaurant Association , HB 87 , immigration law , Karen Bremer , migrant workers