Tag Archives: Kasim Reed

Reed signs marijuana ordinance into law

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signs a new city ordinance significantly downgrading the penalties for simple marijuana possession . . .

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Political Notes — Vance Smith seeks a return to the Georgia House

Welcome back? Former legislator Vance Smith will run for his old Columbus-area House seat again . . .

Tags: Atlanta mayor\'s race , Kasim Reed , religious liberty , Vance Smith

Political Notes — Fireworks for Christmas and New Year? Deal says OK

Gov. Nathan Deal cancels the executive order he signed last month banning consumer fireworks, just in time for the holidays . . .

Tags: fireworks ban , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal

Reed hints that Atlanta will be ‘Sanctuary City’

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed pushes back against the president-elect, vows that the city will protect the civil rights of its immigrant residents . . .

Tags: immigrant residents , Kasim Reed , sanctuary city

Georgia politicians are played for suckers

Again and again, Georgia politicians let themselves get fleeced by the billionaire owners of sports franchises . . .

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Hawks, Atlanta will spend $192.5 million to redo Philips Arena

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed ponies up $142.5 million in public funds to keep the Hawks in downtown Atlanta . . .

Tags: atlanta hawks , Kasim Reed , Philips Arena

Reed opposes school takeover amendment

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed breaks with Gov. Nathan Deal on the school takeover constitutional amendment . . .

Tags: Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , OSD , school takeover amendment

Anthem will locate IT center in Atlanta

Officials of insurance giant Anthem said they will open a $20 million IT center in Midtown Atlanta that will employ up to 1,800 people . . .

Tags: Anthem , IT center , Kasim Reed , Tom Miller

Ga. State signs contract for Turner Field project

Georgia State University signs the contract to buy Turner Field, the soon-to-be-abandoned home of the Atlanta Braves . . .

Tags: Georgia State University , Kasim Reed , Turner Field

Political Notes – Lawmakers start push for City of South Fulton

Gov. Nathan Deal signs legislation for a referendum on the City of South Fulton; how will Mayor Kasim Reed react? . . .

Tags: coal ash , EPD , Kasim Reed , Roger Bruce , South Fulton referendum , Tom Taylor , Virgil Fludd , William Perry