Tag Archives: DECAL

Political Notes — Cancer Society calls for cigarette tax hike

Citing the high incidence of lung cancer in Georgia and other southern states, the American Cancer Society calls for an increase of at least $1.50 per pack in the state’s tobacco tax . . .

Tags: American Cancer Society , DECAL , Dog the Bounty Hunter , Michael Williams , Pre-K program , tobacco tax

Political Notes — Kemp agrees to restore purged voters

The state’s chief elections officer agrees to suspend a vote purging procedure that could potentially make it possible for thousands of rejected minority applicants to vote in the Nov. 8 election . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , civil rights groups , DECAL , federal lawsuit , minority voters , voter registration procedure

Political Notes – State GOP brings in some cash

Georgia Republicans refill some of their financial coffers; the pre-kindergarten program gets a promotional boost . . .

Tags: DECAL , garnishment law , Georgia Arts and Humanities , Georgia Republican Party , Nathan Deal , Planned Parenthood , Pre-K program , Voices for Georgia's Children

Political Notes – Georgia’s GOP delegation votes against government shutdown

Georgia Republicans provide the key votes for House passage of legislation to keep the federal government funded . . .

Tags: Austin Scott , carbon emissions rule , David Perdue , DECAL , EPA , Georgia House Republicans , government shutdown , House Ethics Committee , Phil Gingrey

Political Notes – MARTA vote looks like a go in Clayton

Clayton County voters will get the chance to decide if they want the county to be a part of MARTA; new financial incentives are available to early education teachers . . .

Tags: Clayton County , DECAL , early educators , financial incentives , GAE , MARTA , Robert Ashe , self-driving vehicles , Sid Chapman , Trey Kelley

Political Notes – ‘Look again’ for those kids in cars

Gov. Nathan Deal urges adults to “Look Again” to make sure children aren’t locked up in overheated vehicles; former environmental official disagrees with current EPD chief over protection of coastal marshes . . .

Tags: abandoned children , Bobby Cagle , coastal marsh buffers , DECAL , Dennis Pitts , EPD , food drive , Jud Turner , Nathan Deal , Sam Olens , Susan Shipman

State auditors find weaknesses in child care program

An audit report points out the potential for fraud and abuse in a childcare program for low-income families . . .

Tags: CAPS childcare program , DECAL , DHS , state auditors