Tag Archives: Georgia Ports

Georgia is left high and dry on federal funding for ports project

Georgia officials are outraged at the lack of federal funds for the Savannah River dredging project . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , federal funding , Georgia Ports , Johnny Isakson , Nathan Deal , Savannah River dredging , Saxby Chambliss

Political Notes – Jim Marshall will head Institute of Peace

Former Georgia congressman is named the new president of the U.S. Institute of Peace, a federal agency . . .

Tags: Common Cause Georgia , Curtis Foltz , European junket , Georgia Ports , Jim Marshall , kennesaw state , Nathan Deal

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

Political Notes – Where does the ports project get funded?

There were cheers all around for the approval of the Savannah harbor deepening by the Army Corps of Engineers, but how will the project be financed? . . .

Tags: Alan Essig , Corps of Engineers , DCH , Georgia Ports , Jack Kingston , Medicaid fraud , Savannah River deepening , Saxby Chambliss , state revenues , WellCare

Savannah River dredging gets OK from Corps of Engineers

Army Corps of Engineers gives its approval to deepening the Savannah River channel by an additional five feet for an expansion of the Georgia Ports . . .

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers , Georgia Ports , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , Savannah River deepening

Political Notes – A clear path for Doss in Senate race?

David Doss of Rome, for the moment anyway, has no competition in his race for the Georgia Senate; Rep. Carol Fullerton will have opposition in her Democratic primary race . . .

Tags: Carol Fullerton , David Doss , Georgia Ports , Judge Art Smith , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , Savannah River dredging

LaHood, Deal, Reed visit the port, but fighting continues in S.C.

Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are the hosts for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s visit to the Savannah port; will federal funding result? . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Georgia Ports , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , Ray LaHood , Savannah River dredging

Political Notes – The port’s a great thing, but for how long?

Georgia officials celebrate the achievements of the Georgia Ports, but there’s no certainty about the future of that shipping facility; another GOP candidate in the 12th Congressional District race; Bob Barr sounds like he’s serious about running for Congress too . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , charter school funds , Georgia Ports , Kasim Reed , Mary Sue Murray , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , Occupy Atlanta , state Board of Education , Woodruff Park , Wright McLeod