Tag Archives: Keith Golden

Political Notes: A cautionary statement on religious freedom bills

Macon District Attorney David Cooke points out some potential loopholes in the religious freedom bills that could legalize the beatings of children . . .

Tags: Bruce Widener , David Cooke , firearms safety , James Bell , John Lewis , Keith Golden , Marietta Daily Journal , Martin Luther King holiday , medical marijuana , religious freedom bills , Selma , State Transportation Board

Golden to retire as DOT commissioner

Commissioner Keith Golden disclosed Friday he will apply for retirement from the Department of Transportation on Jan. 31 . . .

Tags: DOT , Keith Golden

DOT makes historic choice for chief engineer

DOT names the first woman in the agency’s history to be chief engineer . . .

Tags: chief engineer , DOT , Keith Golden , Meg Pirkle

If you want better highways, you’ll have to pay for them

It’s a basic fact of governance: to provide the services your constituents expect, you have to levy taxes to pay for these services. Will Georgia’s lawmakers be able to do that? . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: highway construction , Jay Roberts , Keith Golden , public-private projects , Ray LaHood , taxes

Transportation study committee hears call for a tax increase

Former transportation secretary Ray LaHood warns that Georgia will get “out-competed” by other states if it doesn’t raise money to upgrade its infrastructure . . .

Tags: DOT , Jay Roberts , Keith Golden , legislative study committee , motor fuel tax increase , Ray LaHood , Steve Gooch , transportation infrastructure

Congress sends highway funding bill to Obama

Congress agrees to a temporary fix that keeps the federal Highway Trust Fund from running out of money . . .

Tags: Congress , DOT , Highway Trust Fund , Keith Golden

Deal: ‘We could not make better predictions’

Gov. Nathan Deal is hit with pointed questions about the state’s response to Tuesday’s winter storm . . .

Tags: Charlie English , GEMA , Keith Golden , Nathan Deal , state response , winter storm

Political Notes — Latino voter growth continues to surge

The number of Latino voters in Georgia is now nearing the 200,000 level . . .

Tags: GALEO , Georgia 400 , Georgia electorate , Keith Golden , Latino voters , league of women voters , Sam Olens , SRTA , toll booths , Voting Rights Act

DOT study cites airports’ economic impact

Although the state spends only about $2 million on aviation facilities, airports are a leading generator of jobs and tax revenues for Georgia, DOT study shows . . .

Tags: DOT , economic impact , general aviation airports , Keith Golden

Long moves back to DOT post

Todd Long, the transportation planning director for Gov. Nathan Deal, will move to the DOT next month as deputy commissioner . . .

Tags: DOT , Keith Golden , Nathan Deal , regional transportation referendums , Todd Long