Tag Archives: John Lewis

Political Notes – The latest chapter unfolds in DeKalb’s never-ending story

Former attorney general Mike Bowers keeps raining on DeKalb County’s parade with another report that alleges massive corruption and mismanagement by the county government . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , DeKalb County , Donald Trump , John Lewis , Jon Howell , Lee May , medical marijuana , Micah Gravley , Mike Bowers , Texas poll

House votes against Iran nuclear deal

On a purely symbolic vote, the U.S. House defeats the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama administration — the deal will still go into effect anyway . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Doug Collins , Iran nuclear deal , John Lewis , Lynn Westmoreland , U.S. House

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

Obama issues order on immigration, draws wrath of GOP

President Obama announces his plan to sign executive orders shielding as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation; Republicans react with anger . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , David Perdue , deportation , Doug Collins , executive orders , immigration , John Lewis , Kasim Reed

Political Notes – Senate finally confirms four of Georgia’s federal judges

Georgia will get four new federal court judges after the U.S. Senate finalized its confirmations of them . . .

Tags: David Perdue , David Shafer , Eleanor Ross , federal judges , John Lewis , Keystone pipeline , Leigh May Martin , Leslie Abrams , Mark Cohen , Stacey Abrams , Steve Henson , Tom Buck

Lewis, Abrams keep pressing on registration issue

Black elected officials and civil rights activists keep up the war of words with Secretary of State Brian Kemp over the registration of minority voters . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , John Lewis , minority voter registration , Stacey Abrams

Political Notes – Big news on the infrastructure front

Georgia moves ahead on several important transportation infrastructure projects . . .

Tags: DOT , Ga. 400 and 285 interchange , Harvard award , John Lewis , motor fuel tax , Savannah River dredging , state ports , transportation funding committee

‘Turncoat’ Lewis says he won’t support confirmation of Boggs

U.S. Rep. John Lewis now says he does not support the controversial nomination of Georgia judge Michael Boggs to the federal bench . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , David Scott , federal judgeships , John Lewis , Johnny Isakson , Michael Boggs , Saxby Chambliss

Political Notes – PSC sets hearing dates for nuclear cost reviews

The PSC will hold hearings on the latest round of construction costs for Georgia Power’s nuclear units at Plant Vogtle . . .

Tags: Armstrong Atlantic State University , food stamps , Georgia Power , John Lewis , nuclear project , Plant Vogtle , PSC

Political Notes — End of federal jobless benefits will affect nearly 40,000 in Georgia

The axe falls Saturday on nearly 40,000 laidoff Georgians who will lose federal emergency jobless benefits . . .

Tags: federal jobless benefits , federal judicial nominations , GEFA , John Lewis , Nathan Deal , Ocwen settlement , Sam Olens , Sports Hall of Fame