Tag Archives: Johnny Isakson

Political Notes — Cagle hasn’t announced, but he’s officially running

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle may not have announced yet, but he’s filed the papers to start campaigning for governor . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , Georgia Hospital Association , Johnny Isakson , rural broadband access

Political Notes — Isakson, Perdue vote to kill the filibuster

Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue vote to strike the Senate’s longstanding filibuster rule . . .

Tags: coal ash dumps , David Perdue , Jeff Jones , Johnny Isakson , Savannah dredging project , Senate filibusters

Isakson again undergoes back surgery

Sen. Johnny Isakson, alreade dealing with Parkinson’s disease, has back surgery for the second time in a month . . .

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Ga. senators back Trump’s immigration ban

Trump’s new ban on immigrants from predominantly Muslim nations gets the enthusiastic support of Georgia’s U.S. senators . . .

Tags: David Perdue , Johnny Isakson , Trump immigration ban

Isakson recovering from back surgery

Sen. Johnny Isakson, already suffering from Parkinson’s disease, undergoes back surgery at an Atlanta hospital . . .

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Political Notes — DeVos squeaks through with help of Isakson, Perdue

With the votes of Georgia senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, Betsy DeVos is confirmed as education secretary . . .

Tags: Betsy DeVos , David Perdue , Dispute Resolution Commission , Harris Hines , Johnny Isakson , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – Yates is praised by Democrats and Republicans

Suddenly, Georgia lawyer Sally Quillian Yates is one of the most talked-about people in America after she opposes Trump’s immigration order . . .

Tags: Donald Trump , Johnny Isakson , Ken Poston , Nathan Deal , Sally Yates

Political Notes — New committees on tap for House, Senate

Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle are setting up new committees in their respective legislative chambers . . .

Tags: David Perdue , Drew Ferguson staff , Johnny Isakson , legislative committees , Turner Field

Political Notes — A new combat unit announced for Ft. Stewart

The U.S. Army will add an armored brigade combat unit at Ft. Stewart; Georgia dominates a list of America’s poorest cities . . .

Tags: America's poorest cities , Buddy Carter , combat unit , Ft. Stewart , Johnny Isakson

Isakson’s health issue is raised at Senate debate

Sen. Johnny Isakson’s medical problems are discussed in a contentious debate with Allen Buckley and Jim Barksdale . . .

Tags: Allen Buckley , Jim Barksdale , Johnny Isakson , Parkinson's , Senate debate