Tag Archives: Harry Geisinger

Political Notes – It’s time for musical chairs in the House

With several House members departing the scene, there are committee chairmanships to be filled and special elections to be held . . .

Tags: David Ralston , DOT , Harry Geisinger , highway safety campaign , House committee chairs , teacher of the year , water conservation

Rep. Geisinger, horse racing advocate, dies at 82

Veteran House member Harry Geisinger dies of complications from leukemia . . .

Tags: Harry Geisinger

Political Notes: Early action on solar energy bill?

There may be some early committee action in the House on a bill involving solar energy equipment for homeowners . . .

Tags: David Perdue , GEFA , Georgia Hospital Association , Gerogia Power , Harry Geisinger , Mike Dudgeon , Nathan Deal , Russ Pennington , solar energy

Peake re-introduces medical marijuana bill

Rep. Allen Peake prefiles medical marijuana bill in anticipation of the upcoming legislative session . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Barry Fleming , Harry Geisinger , interbasin transfers , medical marijuana , pari-mutuel wagering , sports agents

House passes Tennessee water resolution

Rep. Harry Geisinger’s proposal would give Georgia access to the water in the Tennessee River . . .

Tags: boundary line dispute , Harry Geisinger , Tennessee River , water

Political Notes – Price won’t make Senate decision until May

Congressman Tom Price has been talking to people about the U.S. Senate race, but says he won’t announce his decision until May . . .

Tags: Douglas County Republicans , Harry Geisinger , Nathan Deal , Senate race , Tennessee River , Tom Price

Horse racing bills may gallop out of both chambers

Both the House and Senate could see their own versions of legislation that would legalize pari-mutuel wagering on horse races . . .

Tags: Harry Geisinger , horse racing , Jack Murphy , Jeff Mullis , pari-mutuel wagering , William Ligon

Early bills focus on horse-racing, forfeitures

Lawmakers pre-file bills for next session that would legalize pari-mutuel wagering and revise property forfeiture laws . . .

Tags: Harry Geisinger , horse racing , property forfeitures , Wendell Willard

This form of gambling is always popular with lawmakers

Look for legislators to open up the state’s public pension funds to invest in venture capital funds and other areas that are now prohibited; retired teachers and state employees may want to pay attention to this . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: alternative investments , Earl Ehrhart , Enron , ERS , Harry Geisinger , Nathan Deal , pension funds , TRS , venture capital

Georgia Baptists oppose horse racing proposal

The chief lobbyist for Georgia’s 3,600 Baptist churches warns a legislative study committee not to legalize horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in the state . . .

Tags: gambling , Georgia Baptist Convention , Harry Geisinger , horse racing , pari-mutuel wagering , Ray Newman