Tag Archives: Drought

Political Notes — First anti-Muslim bill is introduced

The first anti-Muslim bill of the upcoming legislative session is pre-filed by Rep. Jason Spencer . . .

Tags: casino gambling , Doug Collins , Drought , Jason Spencer , Muslim ban , UPS

Fireworks use banned in 110 counties because of drought

Gov. Deal signs executive order prohibiting fireworks use in two-thirds of the state’s counties . . .

Tags: Drought , fireworks ban

Political Notes — It didn’t work before, but they’ll pray for rain again

Two of Georgia’s elected officials will try to break the drought by praying for rain at a Lavonia rally . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , Doug Collins , Drought , Gary Black , Georgia GOP , Nathan Deal , pray for rain , Robert Freeman , school takeover plan , Sonny Perdue

Political Notes – Ga. Power pushes back a little on solar power

Georgia Power CEO Paul Bowers is skeptical that solar power has much of a future in the state; the state’s latest drought enters its third year . . .

Tags: Drought , ethics complaints , George Anderson , Georgia Power , Paul Bowers , solar power , U.S. Attorney , union official

Political Notes – Drought? What are you talking about?

Georgia’s drought conditions are catching the attention of environmentalists and the media but not the governor’s office, where Nathan Deal so far has not declared a drought . . .

Tags: charter school amendment , Drought , fee diversion , Joshua's Law , league of women voters , Nathan Deal , revenue department , Sonny Perdue , tax refund scheme

Political Notes – They still don’t like that ‘Regents University’ name

Opposition still rages in Augusta to the selection of the name “Georgia Regents University” for a local college; why isn’t the Deal administration talking about the current drought? . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , Charles Hall , Drought , farm labor , Georgia Regents University , immigration law , Nathan Deal , Neill Herring , Sally Bethea , state climatologist

Political Notes – Moving toward a ‘minority-majority’ population

Census estimates show that the U.S. may be at a tipping point as it continues to move toward the day when non-white minority groups comprise a majority of the population . . .

Tags: alternative fuel , Army Corps of Engineers , Census Bureau , demographic trends , Drought , Georgia Ports , minority growth , PSC

Deal asks for agricultural disaster designation

Gov. Nathan Deal asks the U.S. Agriculture Department to declare 22 Georgia counties as disaster areas because of crop damage caused by the drought . . .

Tags: Drought , farms , Nathan Deal , U.S. Agriculture Department

Political Notes — Double dose of bad news for farmers

In the midst of reported labor shortages, Georgia’s farmers are also having to deal with the effects of another major drought . . .

Tags: Drought , endangered mussels , farmers , Florida , state climatologist , water wars

Political Notes – More bad news for Georgia’s farmers

Facing the possible loss of farm workers from the enactment of the new immigration law, Georgia’s farmers will also have to cope with drought conditions . . .

Tags: Drought , farmers , immigration law , migrant workers