Tag Archives: GTLA

Political Notes – The field is set for Atlanta special election

Three candidates, including a former lawmaker, have qualified for the special election to replace former House member Simone Bell . . .

Tags: bike lanes , Gainesville courthouse , GDOT , GTLA , James Bell , marijuana cultivation , Nathan Deal , Simone Bell , Special Election

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 – Thurmond calls for boost in minimum wage

Michael Thurmond wants to increase the minimum wage, starting with low-paid workers at the DeKalb County school system . . .

Tags: Dusty Hightower , Fort Valley State , GTLA , Michael Thurmond , minimum wage , Nathan Deal , video games tax break

Political Notes – In first Senate speech, Perdue targets Obama

Sen. David Perdue lambastes President Obama in his first formal speech to the U.S. Senate; consulting firm says the new hotel tax will have a major impact on Georgia’s lodging industry . . .

Tags: David Perdue , GTLA , hotel room tax , Mark Sanford , Nathan Deal , offshore drilling , P. K. Martin , President Obama

Beach introduces bill to eliminate med/mal lawsuits

Another bill aimed at ending the practice of filing medical malpractice lawsuits is introduced in the Georgia Senate . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , GTLA , malpractice lawsuits , patient compensation system

Political Notes – Deal cites state’s ranking in magazine receiving state funds

Deal’s administration gave state funds to the trade publication that ranked Georgia’s business climate as No. 1 . . .

Tags: David Pennington , Georgia ranking , GTLA , gun carry law , Jason Carter , Kasim Reed , Linley Jones , Michael Sterling , Nathan Deal , Robert Anderson , Site Selection magazine , University System

Political Notes – Chambliss, Isakson help block minimum wage bill

Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss vote with their Republican Senate colleagues to stop a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage . . .

Tags: David Wilkerson , DCH , GTLA , Johnny Isakson , Josh McKoon , minimum wage , Nan Orrock , rural healthcare grants , Saxby Chambliss , Stacey Evans , State Bar , Steve Henson