Tag Archives: Georgia Chamber

Political Notes — Georgia is number one?  Not so fast . . .

The folks at Politico poke some holes in the oft-repeated claim that Georgia is the number one state for business . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Casey Cagle , Georgia Chamber , Georgia ranking

Political Notes — Deal was unmoved by thousands of phone calls on campus carry

Massive public opposition did not stop Gov. Nathan Deal from signing the campus carry bill . . .

Tags: campus carry , Georgia Chamber , solar power

Deal on Medicaid expansion proposal: ‘We’re working through it’

Gov. Nathan Deal says he is at least looking at a Medicaid expansion proposal worked up by a Georgia Chamber of Commerce task force . . .

Tags: Georgia Chamber , income tax credit , Jay Powell , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , rural hospitals , Terry England

Ga. Chamber panel releases Medicaid expansion proposal

A special healthcare committee recommends ways for Georgia to expand Medicaid coverage through a federal Obamacare waiver . . .

Tags: Affordable Care Act , Georgia Chamber , Georgia plan , Medicaid expansion

Political Notes — Ga. Chamber endorses Isakson in Senate race

To no one’s great surprise, Sen. Johnny Isakson snags the endorsement of the Georgia Chamber in his race against Democrat Jim Barksdale . . .

Tags: business junket , Casey Cagle , Georgia Chamber , Johnny Isakson , Nathan Deal

Political Notes — Barksdale reveals a little more about himself

Jim Barksdale talks some more about his political philosophy; Rep. Rick Allen reads some anti-gay bible passages . . .

Tags: bible passages , Casey Cagle , Georgia Chamber , Jim Barksdale , Johnny Isakson , Rick Allen , Senate race , WIN List

DCH withdraws rule change requested by CTCA

DCH will not move ahead with a certificate of need rules change requested by Cancer Treatment Centers of America . . .

Tags: 1115 federal waiver , certificate of need rules , Clyde Reese , CTCA , DCH , Georgia Chamber , Grady Health Systems

Political Notes – Ga. congressmen grumble, but the budget deal moves

Despite the opposition of Georgia’s Republican members, the budget deal is passed by the U.S. House and heads over to the Senate . . .

Tags: Brian Robinson , Buddy Carter , budget deal , Georgia Chamber , Georgia congressional delegation , healthcare access study , IRS impeachment

Georgia Power will close ash ponds at 29 sites

Georgia Power says it will close 29 coal ash ponds situated near 11 coal-fired power plants across the state . . .

Tags: ash ponds , Duke Energy , EPA , Georgia Chamber , Georgia Power , Paul Bowers , SACE , toxic coal ash

Lawmakers scope out Cuba as a business opportunity

A Senate study committee holds hearings on how Georgia might benefit from the business opportunities set to open in Cuba . . .

Tags: Cuba , David Lucas , economic relationship , Georgia Chamber , MACOC , Mike Dugan , Terry Coleman