Tag Archives: Fran Millar

Expansion for MARTA? Not just yet

MARTA officials said they are more interested in continuing improvements in the transit system’s current operations . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , expansion , Fran Millar , MARTA , regional transit system , Robert Ashe , Steve Gooch

Political Notes – Newspaper editor’s pot plant is growing

You’ll find support in the strangest places for legalizing the cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , charter school commission , Fran Millar , Medicaid expansion , medical marijuana , Mike Buffington , Stacey Abrams , Third Congressional District , Wayne Garner

Lawmakers support savings plans for people with disabilities

Lawmakers want to authorize tax-free savings plan to help pay expenses of persons with disabilities . . .

Tags: ABLE Act , Fran Millar , Lee Hawkins , persons with disabilities , savings plan , Scot Turner

Study panels find plenty of holes to plug in the incorporation law

Two legislative committees have identified several weaknesses in the state’s incorporation and annexation laws that need to be addressed . . .

Tags: annexations , Charlie Bethel , elena parent , Fran Millar , Jan Tankersley , legislative study committees , new cities

Lawmakers finally agree on DeKalb cityhood bills

DeKalb County legislators work out a deal on bills that could lead to the creation of the cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker . . .

Tags: city of South Fulton , Fran Millar , LaVista Hills , Tucker

Immigrant students get a hearing, but no legislative vote

Senate committee holds a hearing, but will not vote, on a bill to allow undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition rates . . .

Tags: DACA , Fran Millar , in-state tuition , Nan Orrock , undocumented students , University System

Senate passes autism bill, dares House to do the same

The Senate votes unanimously for legislation requiring health insurers to cover the costs of autism treatments for young children . . .

Tags: autism coverage , Casey Cagle , Charlie Bethel , David Ralston , Fran Millar , Georgia Senate

Transportation funding committee nears the end of its road

The legislative study committee looking at transportation funding needs will be producing its final recommendations soon — will they include some sort of tax increase? . . .

Tags: Edward Lindsey , Fran Millar , Jay Roberts , study committee , tax increase , transportation funding

Fighting the battle of the ballot

Fifty years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, the two major parties are still battling over the issue of who gets to vote on election day . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Brian Kemp , election fraud , Fran Millar , Nathan Deal , Stacey Abrams , voter registration , voter suppression

Kemp warns: If Democrats register minority voters ‘they can win these elections in November’

Brian Kemp, the state’s chief elections officer, is worried that “minority voters” will enable Democratic candidates to be successful in the general election . . .

Tags: Better Georgia , Brian Kemp , Fran Millar , minority voters , Sunday voting , voter registration