Tag Archives: Judicial Qualifications Commission

Deal signs tax break for big yacht owners

Yacht owners will receive a sales tax exemption under the new law; Deal also signs bill restructuring the Judicial Qualifications Commission . . .

Tags: Judicial Qualifications Commission , tax break , yacht owners

Political Notes – Lawmakers aim for March 30 adjournment

Georgia legislators will work straight through to an adjournment on March 30 . . .

Tags: Judicial Qualifications Commission , legislative calendar , older adults cabinet , Tom Price

The JQC – in a new form – will take effect Jan. 1

A new Judicial Qualifications Commission will take effect on Jan. 1, but the structure of that new agency is still being worked out . . .

Tags: Judicial Qualifications Commission , Wendell Willard

Another poll shows school takeover amendment is failing

The third poll in recent weeks on the school takeover constitutional amendment shows that the ballot measure is losing badly . . .

Tags: Constitutional amendments , Judicial Qualifications Commission , Opportunity School District , SurveyUSA poll

Who should judge the judges?

Legislators put up a constitutional amendment that would dissolve the agency investigating complaints of misconduct by judges . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: constitutional amendment , Judicial Qualifications Commission

Lawmakers hear harrowing tales of the JQC

Cynthia Becker and Mitchell Scoggins tell a legislative study committee about their experiences with the Judicial Qualifications Commission . . .

Tags: Cynthia Becker , Judicial Qualifications Commission , legislative hearings , Lester Tate , Mitchell Scoggins , Richard Hyde

Thanks to Donzella James and a special election, JQC legislation passes

Senate Republican leaders make a deal with a Democratic senator to pass legislation abolishing the current Judicial Qualifications Commission . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , Donzella James , JaNice VanNess , Judicial Qualifications Commission , Vincent Fort

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

JQC director resigns in wake of news report detailing his pay scheme

Ronnie Joe Lane resigns as director of the Judicial Qualifications Commission after questions are raised about his salary arrangement . . .

Tags: Judicial Qualifications Commission , Robin McDonald , Ronnie Joe Lane

Paulding judge under investigation retires early

Paulding County judge under investigation by the Judicial Qualifications Commission decides to retire from the bench early . . .

Tags: James Osborne , Judicial Qualifications Commission , Paulding County Superior Court