Tag Archives: Joe Wilkinson

Political Notes – Georgia settles voting rights suit over ‘Exact Match’ provision

The state of Georgia settles a lawsuit challenging the state’s system for verifying people who register to vote . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , exact match system , Joe Wilkinson , voter registration

The official state dog? It’s adoptable

The House passes Rep. Joe Wilkinson’s bill to designate the “adoptable dog” as the official state canine . . .

Tags: adoptable dog , Joe Wilkinson

How Delta may get its tax break back

House members introduce bill to restore the jet fuel tax exemption for Delta Air Lines . . .

Tags: Delta Air Lines , jet fuel tax exemption , Joe Wilkinson , Matt Ramsey

The official state dog: It’s adoptable

Rep. Joe Wilkinson introduces a bill that he hopes will encourage more people to adopt dogs and cats from animal shelters . . .

Tags: adoptable pets , Joe Wilkinson , official state dog

Ralston, without opposition, will be speaker for another tem

House Republicans caucused Monday to reelect Speaker David Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones, and other members of the House leadership . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , David Ralston , House Republicans , Jan Jones , Joe Wilkinson , Larry O\'Neal , Matt Hatchett , Matt Ramsey , Regina Quick

GOP lawmakers sue Fulton Commission over property tax hike

Republican House members from Fulton County are suing to stop the county commission from raising property taxes . . .

Tags: Fulton County Commission , Fulton legislators , Jan Jones , Joe Wilkinson , property tax rate

On the campaign trail: Lindsey lets loose some poll numbers

Rep. Ed Lindsey releases some positive poll numbers in the 11th Congressional District GOP primary . . .

Tags: 11th Congressional District , Bob Barr , Brian Thomas , Ed Lindsey , elena parent , Joe Wilkinson , Paulding County judgeship , Senate debate , Stacey Abrams

House agrees to election date change

The House passes a bill moving state primary elections to May 20; Gov. Deal is expected to sign it soon . . .

Tags: Joe Wilkinson , primary election date

Political Notes – Some ethics pledge signers miss their own reports

Some of the legislative candidates who pledged to revise the state’s ethics laws don’t seem to be heeding the current filing requirements . . .

Tags: charter schools , disclosure reports , ethics laws , Georgia Wildlife Federation , Joe Wilkinson , legislative candidates , Nathan Deal

Georgia drops to bottom in ethics ranking; methodology is criticized

Georgia falls to 50th place among the states in a national ranking of ethics laws and anti-corruption procedures . . .

Tags: anti-corruption , ethics , Jim Walls , Joe Wilkinson , state rankings