Tag Archives: Don Balfour

On the campaign trail: Some strange twists in the A-G’s race

Attorney General Sam Olens has some odd circumstances to deal with in his race against Democrat Greg Hecht; Johnny Isakson and Tom Price are the men with money in Georgia’s congressional delegation . . .

Tags: attorney general's race , Don Balfour , Greg Hecht , Jimmy Carter , Johnny Isakson , Sam Olens , Tom Price , wealthy congressmen

Political Notes – It seems like everyone wants a piece of the Savannah project

Georgia finalizes its partnership agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers to begin dredging the Savannah River . . .

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers , Don Balfour , GPA , Jason Carter , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , off-label drugs , pharmaceutical settlement , Sam Olens , Savannah River dredging

The cost of Ralston’s reelection: Nearly $1 million

It took a lot of money for Speaker David Ralston to beat his Republican primary opponent, but he was willing to spend it . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Don Balfour , Republican primary , Sam Snider

Balfour, Thompson ousted from Senate; Parent wins bitter Democratic primary

Sens. Don Balfour and Steve Thompson lose their primary races; former legislator Elena Parent wins the race to replace Sen. Jason Carter; Sen. Jack Murphy is in a GOP runoff . . .

Tags: Don Balfour , elena parent , Jack Murphy , Jason Carter , State senate races

Ralston’s race is one of several challenges to legislative veterans

Several prominent lawmakers are faced with challengers in their own party primaries, including Speaker David Ralston . . .

Tags: Brooks Coleman , Charles Gregory , David Ralston , Debbie Dooley , Don Balfour , Greg Morris , Jack Murphy , Jason Spencer , Legislative elections , Ray Boyd , Sam Moore , Sam Snider

Political Notes – After getting slapped with huge verdict, Deal urges changes in ethics commission

Gov. Deal proposes expanding the ethics commission to 12 members, which would mean the governor would no longer appoint a majority of the members . . .

Tags: civil lawsuits , Don Balfour , Fulton County Superior Court , Nathan Deal , Sam Olens , Stacey Kalberman , State Ethics Commission

Balfour will be paid back for his legal fees

Attorney General Sam Olens will reimburse Sen. Don Balfour for more than $156,000 in legal fees related to Balfour’s indictment and acquittal on theft charges . . .

Tags: Don Balfour , legal fees , Sam Olens

Senate turns back attack on State Pharmacy Board

The state Senate votes down an attempt to strip the State Board of Pharmacy of its regulatory authority over pharmacy benefit managers . . .

Tags: Buddy Carter , Charlie Bethel , David Shafer , Don Balfour , mail order prescriptions , pharmacies , Renee Unterman , State Board of Pharmacy

Carter enters race for governor

State Sen. Jason Carter qualifies to run for governor, setting up a general election battle with Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: David Lucas , Don Balfour , governor\'s race , Jason Carter , Miriam Paris , Nathan Deal , Tommie Williams

On the campaign trail – State GOP launches robocall attack on Carter

There’s some movement in the governor’s race involving Gov. Nathan Deal and state Sen. Jason Carter . . .

Tags: 11th Congressional District , Don Balfour , governor\'s race , Jason Carter , Nathan Deal , state school superintendent , Tricia Pridemore