Tag Archives: David Ralston

Will the speaker run for governor?

House Speaker David Ralston is being asked if he wants to run for governor — but why would he? . . .

Tags: David Ralston , governor\'s race

Ralston moves to set up rural advisory council

Speaker David Ralston wants the House to determine what can be done to spur economic development in rural Georgia . . .

Tags: David Ralston , rural economic development

Casino bill finally dead (probably) for this session

Casino gambling bills apparently aren’t going to get a floor vote in this year’s session of the General Assembly . . .

Tags: casinos , David Ralston , David Shafer , prize-linked savings accounts , Ron Stephens

Political Notes — History repeats itself as Ralston appoints Hyde to JQC

Richard Hyde, the chief investigator for the old Judicial Qualifications Commission, has been appointed to the new version of the JQC . . .

Tags: City of Atlanta bribery , David Ralston , federal prosecutors , JQC , Nathan Deal , Richard Hyde , Scott Walker , Stefan Passantino

Political Notes — Deal announces floor leaders for 2017

Gov. Deal adds some young lawmakers to his team of legislative floor leaders; Speaker David Ralston sends a signal to the Board of Regents on the campus carry issue . . .

Tags: campus carry , David Ralston , floor leaders , Jeff Sessions , Nathan Deal , Rick Jasperse , Southern Co.

Political Notes — Crossover day will be a little earlier this year

The Senate and House will move up the “Crossover Day” deadline for passing legislation . . .

Tags: crossover day , David Ralston , Jeff Mullis , mass transit , Senate rules , state Board of Education

Georgia lawmakers get started on a new term

It’s a new year and a new session for the Georgia General Assembly . . .

Tags: Chuck Martin , David Ralston , early session calendar , General Assembly session

The odds seem long against casino gambling, religious freedom bills

The prospects for religious freedom or casino gambling bills in the new legislative session don’t appear to be very bright . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Casey Cagle , casino gambling , David Ralston , Georgia Lottery , religious freedom

Medicaid provider fee could be passed quickly, Ralston says

Legislative leaders indicated that an extension of the Medicaid provider fee for the state’s hospitals could get done quickly in the new session . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Medicaid provider fee

Political Notes — New water act should mean more $$$ for Savanah harbor project

The passage of a water infrastructure bill by Congress should mean more federal funding for the expansion of the port of Savannah . . .

Tags: Buddy Carter , David Ralston , GVRA , Kevin Harris , life insurance policies , Ralph Hudgens , Savannah port expansion