Tag Archives: Josh McKoon

McKoon will run for secretary of state

State Sen. Josh McKoon says he will run for secretary of state next year, joining a crowded field in the GOP primary . . .

Tags: Josh McKoon , Secretary of State

Senate approves tax break for Woodruff Arts Center

The Woodruff Arts Center will get a tax break worth $750,000 under legislation passed Tuesday by the Georgia Center . . .

Tags: Josh McKoon , Judson Hill , physician advertising , Renee Unterman , Steve Henson , tax breaks , Woodruff Arts Center

Medicaid provider fee is extended by Senate

Legislation that could bring in as much as $1 billion a year for Medicaid is passed by the state Senate Thursday . . .

Tags: Butch Miller , Josh McKoon , Medicaid provider fee , Vincent Fort

Political Notes — McKoon tells colleagues he won’t run for reelection

Sen. Josh McKoon says he won’t run for a fifth term in the state Senate, but doesn’t specify what his future plans are . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District , Diana Food , Josh McKoon , Kurt Wilson

Political Notes – Committee snub won’t stop another ‘religious freedom’ bill, lawmaker says

The supporter of a ‘religious liberty’ bill says he still plans to keep pushing for it, despite loss of a committee chairmanship . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , certificate of need , CTCA , Josh McKoon , JQC , Linde Group , religious freedom , WellStar

Political Notes — State saves some money with a bond refi

Georgia takes advantage of low interest rates by selling off some outstanding state bonds and saving $152 million . . .

Tags: Carl Rogers , David Ralston , early voting , Josh McKoon , JQC , Lanier Tech , Nathan Deal , state bonds refinancing

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

Political Notes — McKoon calls for lawsuits over LGBT bathroom issue

The Obama administration’s directive to public schools to allow transgender students access to bathrooms that match their gender runs into opposition from Republicans . . .

Tags: Council of Superior Court Judges , Greenlaw , Josh McKoon , school bathrooms , transgender students

Columbus congressional candidate dies

Columbus attorney Bobby Scott, a candidate in the 2nd Congressional District primary, is found dead at his home . . .

Tags: 2nd Congressional District , Bobby Scott , Josh McKoon

Senate approves JQC revision on second vote

Senate Republicans finally come up with a two-thirds majority to approve a constitutional amendment revamping the JQC . . .

Tags: Dean Burke , Josh McKoon , Judicial Qualifications Commission , Steve Henson