Tag Archives: Georgia Watch

Political Notes – Albany State’s Dunning will retire

Art Dunning says he will step down in January as the president of Albany State University, which was consolidated with Darton College during his tenure . . .

Tags: Albany State , Art Dunning , Bobby Kaple , Brian Kemp , Georgia Watch , Marc Urbach , Sonny Perdue

Political Notes – Judge imposes more sentences in food poisoning case

Federal Judge Louis Sands sentences two more Peanut Corporation of America employees involved in the shipment of tainted food products that caused a salmonella outbreak . . .

Tags: charter schools , consumer awards , food poisoning , Georgia Watch , Ivy Prep , Peanut Corporation of America

State project provides consumer help for military

Georgia Watch teams up with the attorney general’s office to produce a consumer protection guide for military personnel stationed in the state . . .

Tags: consumer protection , Georgia Watch , Holly Petraeus , John Sours , Liz Coyle , Sam Olens , service members

Political Notes – Perdue says he’ll vote against Iran deal

Sen. David Perdue confirms he’ll vote against the Iran nuclear deal, although President Obama now has enough votes in the Senate to sustain a veto of legislation that would kill the agreement . . .

Tags: campaign consultant , David Perdue , Georgia Watch , Iran deal , Paul Broun , Suniva

PSC approves latest spending report on Vogtle nukes

Georgia Power gets an okay from the Public Service Commission on the $169 million spent on Plant Vogtle nuclear construction during the second half of 2014 . . .

Tags: cost report , Georgia Power , Georgia Watch , nuclear reactors , Nuclear Watch South , Plant Vogtle , PSC , SACE

PSC urged to determine whether Vogtle nukes should be scrapped

Environmental groups want the PSC to determine when it makes economical sense to scuttle the Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors and build a gas-fired power plant instead . . .

Tags: Georgia Power , Georgia Watch , nuclear project , Plant Vogtle , PSC , SACE

PSC puts off decision on considering Vogtle cost increases

The Public Service Commission has not decided yet whether it will take up the cost overruns and schedule delays on the Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors . . .

Tags: Chuck Eaton , Georgia Power , Georgia Watch , Liz Coyle , nuclear construction costs , Plant Vogtle , PSC

Political Notes: Burkhalter, Smith try to grab that DOT board seat

Former House speaker pro tem Mark Burkhalter and attorney Ray Smith are angling for a vacant seat on the State Transportation Board . . .

Tags: Austin Scott , David Perdue , David Scott , Donna Sheldon , Georgia Watch , Liz Coyle , Mark Burkhalter , Ray Smith , State Transportation Board

Advocacy groups urge Medicaid expansion for Georgia

Advocacy groups urge the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee to recommend Medicaid expansion to Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: ACA , David Lucas , Georgia Budget & Policy Institute , Georgia Watch , Georgians for a Healthy Future , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , rural hospitals , Terry England

Sierra Club poll shows opposition to Ga. Power rate hike

The Sierra Club releases poll results that show opposition to Georgia Power’s proposed rate increase, which will get a vote soon by the Public Service Commission . . .

Tags: Georgia Power , Georgia Watch , PSC , rate increase , Sierra Club