Tag Archives: GSBA

Political Notes — MLK statue to be unveiled at capitol in August

The new statue of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will soon be unveiled at the state capitol . . .

Tags: GSBA , Martin Luther King statue , Rick Scott , State Bar of Georgia , Steve Stancil , water wars

School boards association opposes takeover plan

GSBA’s board joins more than two dozen local school boards in opposing Gov. Nathan Deal’s school takeover proposal . . .

Tags: GSBA , Opportunity School District , school takeover plan

More local boards are saying ‘no’ to school takeover proposal

More and more local school boards are going on record as opposing Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to create an “Opportunity School District” . . .

Tags: GSBA , local school boards , Nathan Deal , school takeover proposal

Political Notes — Georgia’s Republicans vote for ‘private donor’ bill

The U.S. House passes a bill allowing tax-exempt groups to keep the names of their big-money donors a secret; more discussions about Georgia’s status as a red or blue state . . .

Tags: blue states , David Ralston , Doug Collins , GSBA , IRS Form 990 , Nate Silver , private donors , Rob Woodall

Political Notes – Some sympathy (if not tea) for Sen. Isakson

Sen. Johnny Isakson doesn’t seem to have suffered any poll damage from last week’s announcement that he has Parkinson’s disease . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Charlie Flemming , Chris Clark , GSBA , Johnny Isakson , Rob Woodall , trade bill , wetland buffer zones

Political Notes – DOT holds final hearing on Palmetto Pipeline

DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry will decide by May 19 whether to grant a permit for the Palmetto Pipeline project that Gov. Nathan Deal says the state will oppose . . .

Tags: DOT , GSBA , GTLA , Kinder Morgan , Palmetto Pipeline , Russell McMurry , Voices for Georgia's Children

Political Notes – Barge takes job as McIntosh County superintendent

Former state school superintendent John Barge takes charge of a coastal Georgia school system . . .

Tags: dual enrollment courses , Dublin school system , GALEO , GSBA , John Barge , McIntosh County school system , Nancy Perry

Local governments still unhappy with transportation tax

Opposition to the proposed transportation tax is still centered among local governments who stand to lose millions in tax revenues . . .

Tags: ACCG , Angela Palm , GMA , GSBA , Jay Roberts , motor fuel excise tax , Tom Gehl , transportation tax

Transportation tax bill, still changing, moves ahead

The bill revising Georgia’s transportation tax is approved by a House subcommittee and will progress to the House Transportation Committee . . .

Tags: excise tax , GSBA , Jay Roberts , local sales taxes , motor fuel , transportation tax

Transportation tax bill: Bold move or ‘smash and grab’?

The battle lines are being drawn as the House leadership moves ahead with its transportation tax proposal . . .

Tags: ACCG , David Ralston , GMA , GSBA , highway projects , Jay Roberts , tax shift , transit , transportation tax