Tag Archives: Keith Heard

Former Athens lawmaker Heard to run for insurance commissioner

Keith Heard of Athens, who served for 20 years in the General Assembly, will run against Ralph Hudgens for insurance commissioner this year . . .

Tags: insurance commissioner , Keith Heard , Ralph Hudgens

McKillip, Heard booted by Athens voters

Rep. Doug McKillip, intensely disliked by Athens voters because of his party switch and sponsorship of an anti-abortion bill, loses his GOP primary race to Regina Quick; Rep. Keith Heard also loses his Democratic primary race . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Doug McKillip , Keith Heard , Regina Quick , Spencer Frye

Political Notes – The speaker draws some flak over a court case

Speaker David Ralston is drawing criticism for what he’s done — or hasn’t done — as a private attorney; Athens-area incumbents will have opposition in their party primaries . . .

Tags: Bob Hanner , Carol Fullerton , Chuck Eaton , David Carmicheal , David Ralston , Doug McKillip , Keith Heard , party primaries , Regina Quick , Spencer Frye

Health insurers scrambling for a share of state dollars

Kaiser Permanente and Blue Cross Blue Shield are trying to regain a share of the medical claims work for the State Health Benefits Plan . . .

Tags: Buddy Harden , Carl Rogers , claims expenses , Department of Community Health , Keith Heard , Sharon Cooper , State Health Benefits Plan

Do the new voting laws suppress voter turnout?

A debate rages over the passage of new state laws that make it procedurally more difficult to register to vote and cast a ballot on election day . . .

Tags: Brennan Center , Brian Kemp , early voting , election laws , Howard Mosby , Keith Heard , Mark Hamilton , photo ID , proof of citizenship

The redistricting train is on the track and moving fast

Republicans are going to pass their redistricting plans as quickly as possible during the special legislative session . . .

Tags: David Ralston , General Assembly , George Hooks , Jimmy Carter , Keith Heard , redistricting , Stacey Abrams

Political Notes – A plea for unity on immigration issue

The Georgia Restaurant Association, plagued with shortages of workers, asks state legislators to help lobby for meaningful immigration reform at the congressional level; Democratic opposition for state Rep. Keith Heard? . . .

Tags: Doug Carter , foreclosure , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia Restaurant Association , immigration law , Karen Bremer , Keith Heard

Early voting period may be reduced

Rep. Mark Hamilton’s bill would reduce the early voting period in Georgia from 45 to 21 days . . .

Tags: early voting , election laws , Keith Heard , Mark Hamilton

Incumbent lawmakers are getting primaried

Some House and Senate members are facing challenges from within their own party primaries; a look at some of the more interesting of these races . . .

Tags: Daniel Stout , Don Balfour , Don Wix , John Wiles , Judson Hill , Keith Heard , rashad taylor , Sharon Cooper , Tom Rice