Tag Archives: Doug Stoner

Stoner files to run for PSC seat vacated by Wise

Former legislator will likely end up running against Tricia Pridemore . . .

Tags: Doug Stoner , PSC

Political Notes – Spencer takes a victory lap over ‘hidden predator’ lawsuits

Rep. Jason Spencer’s ‘hidden predator’ law took effect on July 1 and has already resulted in several lawsuits against alleged sexual abusers . . .

Tags: Doug Stoner , Erin Hames , Georgia AFL-CIO , hidden predator bill , Jason Spencer , state school takeover , Vincent Fort

Political Notes – Tybee’s proposed plastic bag ban triggers ethics dispute

There’s protracted political struggle in Tybee Island over attempts to ban the use of disposable plastic bags; a major shift in Atlanta’s lobbying firms . . .

Tags: Dirty Dozen , Doug Stoner , Earl Ehrhart , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia Water Council , Greenberg Traurig , J. Max Davis , plastic bag ban , Tybee Island

Georgia Democrats set new course, elect Porter as chairman

Newspaper publisher and former legislator DuBose Porter elected the new state chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia . . .

Tags: Doug Stoner , dubose porter , Georgia Democratic Party , Kasim Reed , Nikema Williams , state chairman , State Committee

Political Notes – Church lowers its price for stadium site, but will Falcons pay it?

Mount Vernon Baptist Church reduces the price it would demand for moving out of the way of a new football stadium, Mayor Kasim Reed announces . . .

Tags: arthur blank , Doug Stoner , football stadium , Georgia Democratic Party , Georgia Transportation Alliance , GWCCA , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , roy barnes , Sam Olens , trade mission

Political Notes – Senate budget director is leaving

The director of the Senate Budget Office will step down later this year; candidates are lining up to run for the state chairman’s position with the Democratic Party . . .

Tags: cost overruns , David Shafer , death penalty , Democratic Party of Georgia , Department of Corrections , Doug Stoner , Hall County Commission , Jason Fernandes , Mary Hodges Squires , R. J. Hadley , Sam Olens , Senate Budget Office , Southern Co. , Tharon Johnson

Political Notes – Stoner will run for state Democratic chairman

Former state senator Doug Stoner of Smyrna is running for state chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party . . .

Tags: David Cook , David Schwarz , Doug Stoner , Georgia Democratic Party , Georgia Regents University , Georgia Senate

Political Notes – Squires announces for DPG chair

Former legislator Mary Squires is running for chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia; there will be other candidates in the race . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , Corps of Engineers , Democratic Party of Georgia , Doug Stoner , dubose porter , Henry "Wayne" Howard , Lake Lanier , Mary Squires , Phoebe Putney Hospital , Tharon Johnson

On the campaign trail: New poll shows split on charter schools, edge for Barrow

A statewide poll for the Better Georgia advocacy group show a closely divided electorate on the charter school constitutional amendment . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Better Georgia , charter school constitutional amendment , Chuck Eaton , Doug Stoner , Hunter Hill , John Barrow , Lee Anderson , Mitt Romney , PSC , Steve Oppenheimer

On the campaign trail: Is this really, truly the last roundup for Gingrich?

Five more Republican primaries are on tap for Tuesday, in what could be the last gasp of Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign . . .

Tags: Delaware primary , Doug Stoner , Herman Cain , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Republican nomination , Ron Paul