Tag Archives: John Meadows

Political Notes — DOT had another big year for highway contracts

The Department of Transportation was able to award more than $1.3 billion in highway construction projects, due largely to the 2015 increase in the motor fuel excise tax . . .

Tags: DOT contracts , Joe Lowery endorsement , John Meadows , NRA , Stacey Abrams , state monuments , Vernon Jones

House passes bill to regulate fracking in Georgia

House bill would set up a new state board to issue permits and regulate fracking activities for withdrawing natural gas . . .

Tags: election law , fracking , governor's salary , John Meadows , Stacey Abrams

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

Political Notes — Another year, another congressional fight over water rights

Georgia and Alabama senators are back fighting over the water wars dispute between the two states . . .

Tags: Beth Beskin , David Perdue , Georgia Chamber awards , Jeff Mullis , John Meadows , Johnny Isakson , Rick Thompson , water wars

Political Notes – Olens joins lawsuit attacking EPA order

Georgia and 15 other states are suing the EPA over emission regulations affecting industrial plants . . .

Tags: air quality rules , Chad Nimmer , EPA , John Meadows , Pierce County , Sam Olens , Waycross

GHSA is reclassifying the high schools – and lawmakers are watching

Legislators discuss the reclassification of high school athletic teams with representatives of the GHSA . . .

Tags: Brooks Coleman , Charlie Bethel , GHSA , high school recruiting , Jeff Mullis , John Meadows , reclassification

Political Notes – Some suggested upgrades for Georgia’s courts

A study committee has some ideas about how to improve the state’s judicial system; former legislator Kevin Levitas is mad as hell at the failure of a City of Lakeside bill . . .

Tags: Baxter International , City of Lakeside , Court system , department of public health , John Meadows , Judicial Council , Kevin Levitas , Lawton Stephens , Nathan Deal , State Bar

Flint River bill sent back to committee, which shows support for it is slipping

Controversial Flint River legislation is scheduled for a floor vote in the House on Wednesday, then is abruptly sent back to the Rules Committee . . .

Tags: EPD , Flint River water augmentation , John Meadows , Jud Turner , Nathan Deal , withdrawal permits

House bill will allow guns in churches, bars, colleges

House passes bill that would greatly expand the ability of Georgians to carry firearms in public places, including churches, schools and colleges . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , carry restrictions , guns , John Meadows , Mary Margaret Oliver , Michele Henson , Scott Holcomb

Political Notes – House continues to stall Sunday sales bill

Sunday sales legislation remains bottled up in the House Rules Committee, which still has not voted to put it on the House calendar . . .

Tags: John Meadows , private reservoirs , Sunday alcohol sales , Voting Rights lawsuit , Wendell Willard