Tag Archives: James Bell

Political Notes — Carr joins 40 other A-Gs in probe of opioid manfacturers

Attorneys general from 41 states will investigate the companies that manufacture opioid painkillers . . .

Tags: Camila Knowles , Chris Carr , James Bell , Keisha Waites , opioids

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: A cautionary statement on religious freedom bills

Macon District Attorney David Cooke points out some potential loopholes in the religious freedom bills that could legalize the beatings of children . . .

Tags: Bruce Widener , David Cooke , firearms safety , James Bell , John Lewis , Keith Golden , Marietta Daily Journal , Martin Luther King holiday , medical marijuana , religious freedom bills , Selma , State Transportation Board

Peake throttles back on marijuana bill, activists not happy

Rep. Allen Peake’s medical marijuana bill is altered so that it would not provide for growing and distributing the plant in-state . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , James Bell , medical marijuana , Nathan Deal

‘Going to keep pushing forward,’ marijuana activist says

Medical marijuana advocates will be back in next year’s General Assembly to try again for legalization . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Curt Thompson , Georgia CARE , James Bell , Josh McKoon , medical marijuana

Political Notes – There are cats at large and absent legislators

Current and former legislators who are attorneys deal with problems stemming from court cases . . .

Tags: court cases , David Ralston , James Bell , Ken Fuller , marijuana laws

Political Notes – House votes to set a legislative calendar early

The General Assembly is setting up its session calendar early; looking at some of the ramifications of next year’s Senate race . . .

Tags: Dean Burke , James Bell , legislative calendar , marijuana reform , Mike Keown , Nathan Deal , Saxby Chambliss , Senate race