Tag Archives: Debbie Buckner

Senate passes garnishment bill, House votes for shoal bass

Georgia Senate passes bill revising the state’s garnishment law; House is expected to do likewise . . .

Tags: Debbie Buckner , garnishment law , Jesse Stone , Mike Cheokas , shoal bass

Political Notes – Religious bills will be front and center on Tuesday

The religious freedom controversy will be dominating activities at the state capitol Tuesday . . .

Tags: Brian Strickland , Debbie Buckner , garnishment law , Jesse Stone , John Stevens , Marco Rubio , religious freedom

House bans Senate bill banning bag bans

Local control is maintained for city and county governments on the issue of regulating disposable plastic bags . . .

Tags: Debbie Buckner , Greenlaw , John Pezold , local government , plastic bags disposal , Trey Kelley. Scot Turner

Political Notes – Rural hospital fight surfaces early

Are legislators ready to go to war over the issue of financial assistance to ailing rural hospitals? . . .

Tags: Bruce Williamson , Carl Sanders , Debbie Buckner , dubose porter , Jimmy Lewis , Kasim Reed , Martin Luther King , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , rural hospitals , Sharon Cooper , State Bar of Georgia

House unplugs bill prohibiting public internet service

A bill that would have stopped cities and counties from providing internet access to their residents hits a firewall in the House and is voted down . . .

Tags: broadband services , Debbie Buckner , internet access , Jay Powell , Mark Hamilton , Tom McCall

Political Notes – After passing ethics revision bill, lawmakers confront real-world ethics question

House members have to grapple with ethics questions after passing an ethics revision bill . . .

Tags: Bill Jones , conflicts of interest , Debbie Buckner , DNR board , ethics , fee diversions , Jay Powell , John Albers , Matt Hatchett

Gardner, Fullerton, Buckner win House races

Three Democratic women incumbents won their House races in predominantly black legislative districts . . .

Tags: Carol Fullterton , Debbie Buckner , Georgia House , Pat Gardner

On the campaign trail: Hooks says he won’t run again

Senate veteran George Hooks says he will not run for a 17th term in the General Assembly; U.S. Rep. John Barrow gets campaign support from an unlikely source, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , Carol Fullerton , Debbie Buckner , George Hooks , John Barrow , Lynn Smith , U.S. Chamber of Commerce

It’s a questionable way to run a government

State employees shouldn’t have to go begging for contributions from the public to keep their agencies in operation. Either fund them in the budget, or shut them down . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Chad Nimmer , Chuck Williams , Debbie Buckner , government agencies , Judy Manning , private contributions

House bills would regulate interbasin transfers

Lawmakers from outside Metro Atlanta make another attempt at passing legislation that would establish standards for interbasin transfers of water . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , Debbie Buckner , EPD , interbasin transfers , Tom McCall , water resources