Tag Archives: John Albers

Senate passes firefighters’ cancer bill

Firefighters could get cancer insurance benefits under legislation passed by the Georgia Senate Thursday . . .

Tags: cancer benefits , firefighters , John Albers

Political Notes – Religious freedom issue resurfaces

More than halfway through the session, the first “religious freedom” bill is introduced . . .

Tags: John Albers , John Meadows , Marty Harbin , optometrists , religious freedom

Senate bill would expose companies that take tax breaks, then relocate

Sen. John Albers said the bill would “shine a light” on companies that take the money and then to another state . . .

Tags: corporate tax breaks and incentives , John Albers , relocating companies

Political Notes — Gurtler isn’t the only lawmaker to feel ‘threatened’

Rep. Matt Gurtler will learn there is a price to be paid for voting against everything . . .

Tags: Chris Riley , FEMA , John Albers , Matt Gurtler , Nathan Deal , Technical College System , water wars

CTCA takes another swing at certificate of need law

Senate bill would eliminate the CON regulations that limit the number of beds in CTCA’s Newnan hospital . . .

Tags: certificate of need , CTCA , GACH , John Albers , Monty Veazey

Albers won’t run for 6th District seat

State Sen. John Albers said he will not compete for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by Congressman Tom Price . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District race , John Albers

Senators urge several changes in session procedures

Senators consider some rules changes that would give them time to read bills before voting on them . . .

Tags: Bill Heath , Georgia Senate rules , Jeff Mullis , John Albers , Josh McKoon

Beach tries to unsnarl the knot on MARTA bills

Senate bills to provide sales tax revenues for MARTA rail expansion continue to move in committee . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , John Albers , MARTA rail expansion , Tommie Williams

Political Notes – For now, Reed says he won’t run in ‘18

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, frequently mentioned as a candidate for governor in 2018, says that probably won’t happen . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , governor\'s race , John Albers , Kasim Reed , Ted Cruz campaign , voter registration

Deal signs solar power, digital classroom bills

Rep. Mike Dudgeon’s proposal to allow third-party financing of solar power systems for homes is signed into law by Gov. Deal . . .

Tags: digital textbooks , John Albers , Mike Dudgeon , solar panels