Tag Archives: Jim Butler

Political Notes — Here’s one Georgia congressman who will hold town hall meetings

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter does something most of congressional colleagues won’t — schedule town hall meetings in his district . . .

Tags: Buddy Carter , Jere Wood , Jim Butler , religious liberty , Sam Hall , whistleblower lawsuit

Political Notes: The session’s over, now on to other things

Two DeKalb County legislators could be in line for major appointments to new jobs . . .

Tags: Greenlaw , Jim Butler , Mike Jacobs , pollution lawsuit , Rayonier , Scott Holcomb , University System

Political Notes – Lawmaker wants to see 8-year term limits

State Rep. Michael Caldwell proposes a constitutional amendment that would require term limits for legislators . . .

Tags: craft breweries , Jeanne Bonner , Jim Butler , Marshall Guest , Michael Caldwell , Nathan Deal , term limits

Political Notes – Kemp hears about issues he has no control over

Secretary of State Brian Kemp gets complaints about Georgia’s alcoholic beverage regulations — an area in which his office has no involvement . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Chandler Massey , Jim Butler , Joel Wooten , Macon Beer Co. , public-private projects , three-tier system alcohol regulation , toll roads

Political Notes – Chambliss links military assaults to ‘hormone level’

Sen. Saxby Chambliss says the problems with sexual assaults in the military can be linked to the hormonal levels in young servicemen; passenger rail advocates talk about a Charlotte-Atlanta link . . .

Tags: 11th Congressional District race , Atlanta school system , Blake Ashbee , Charlotte-Atlanta link , Ed Lindsey , federal indictment , Georgia Democratic Party , hormone levels , Jeep recalls , Jim Butler , Military , passenger rail , Saxby Chambliss , sexual assaults , workforce development

Six banks will settle mortgage fraud lawsuit for $162 million

A group of banks that includes Atlanta-based SunTrust will pay a hefty fee to settle a lawsuit alleging mortgage fraud against veterans . . .

Tags: Amy Totenberg , Jim Butler , mortgage fraud , U.S. District Court , veterans

$45 million settlement reached in mortgage fraud suit

JPMorgan Chase Bank agrees to a $45 million settlement in a Georgia lawsuit alleging mortgage fraud by the lending giant . . .

Tags: Jim Butler , JPMorgan Chase , Marlan Wilbanks , military veterans , mortgage fraud , refinancings

The makeover of the DNR board is completed

The state Board of Natural Resources has evolved over the past decade from a commission that encompasses business and conservation interests to a business development agency . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: conservationists , Department of Natural Resources , DNR board , Earl Barrs , Environmental Protection Division , Georgia Power , Jim Butler , Jud Turner , Kevin Greene , lobbyists , Rob Leebern , Sally Bethea , Troutman Sanders , Warren Budd

Federal lawsuit alleges massive mortgage fraud

Two mortgage brokers file a lawsuit alleging mortgage fraud by some of the nation’s leading financial institutions . . .

Tags: GMAC Mortgage , home loan refinancing , Jim Butler , Marlan Wilbanks , mortgage fraud , U.S. District Court , Wells Fargo Bank