Tag Archives: Ken Hodges

How Balfour ran up a legal tab of $156,787

Sen. Don Balfour expects the state to reimburse him $156,787 in legal fees after his acquittal on theft charges . . .

Tags: criminal trial , DOAS , Don Balfour , Ken Hodges , legal fees , Sam Olens

Political Notes – Thurmond will unveil his portrait too

Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond will unveil his official portrait on Thursday; Sonny Perdue reappoints Doreen Poitevint to the Board of Regents; Ken Hodges joins an Atlanta law firm . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , Doreen Poitevint , Ken Hodges , Michael Thumond , Sonny Perdue

Political Notes – Georgia voters have the final say

Georgia voters will decide a governor’s race and other statewide elections on Tuesday . . .

Tags: Georgia general election , joe martin , John Barge , Johnny Isakson , Ken Hodges , Michael Thurmond , Nathan Deal , roy barnes , Sam Olens

Political Notes – Olens says he was ‘getting bored’

Sam Olens confesses he decided to run for attorney general because he was getting bored in his former job of Cobb County Commission chairman . . .

Tags: attorney general's race , high school graduation rates , Ken Hodges , Sam Olens , Southern congressional races

With one week to go, a late surge of TV spots

There’s a steady barrage of attack ads in the closing days of the general election — plus a court hearing on unsealing some divorce records . . .

Tags: Amy Morton , Austin Scott , Carol Porter , Casey Cagle , Jim Marshall , Ken Hodges , Sam Olens , unsealing divorce records

Political Notes – Broun’s ready to shut down the FBI?

Paul Broun wants to shut down federal law enforcement agencies, which would include the FBI, because he claims they are unconstitutional . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , federal law enforcement , Ken Hodges , Paul Begala , Paul Broun

Political Notes – Barnes raises family violence issue

Roy Barnes attacks Nathan Deal again over votes on legislation dealing with domestic violence; Nathan Deal releases transportation plan for Georgia . . .

Tags: Austin Scott , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Johnny Isakson , Ken Hodges , Mike Huckabee , Nathan Deal , roy barnes , Sam Olens

Political Notes: Sometimes you can still find bipartisanship

Republicans and Democrats alike support candidates in two judicial races; Carol Porter criticizes Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in her latest TV spot; a tighter race in the 2nd Congressional District . . .

Tags: Bo Callaway , Carol Porter , Casey Cagle , David Nahmias , David Scott , Ken Hodges , Mike Keown , Sam Olens , Sanford Bishop

Poll has Deal leading Barnes, 49-41 percent

Insider Advantage poll says Deal is leading Barnes in the governor’s race, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is up by 50-36 percent over Democratic challenger Carol Porter . . .

Tags: Carol Porter , Casey Cagle , Ken Hodges , Nathan Deal , roy barnes , Sam Olens

Political Notes — Trauma care amendment in the ER?

The trauma care funding amendment on the Georgia election ballot appears to be in deep trouble with the voters, judging from the results of a recent poll . . .

Tags: Amendment 2 , dubose porter , Graham Brothers Construction , Jay Walker , Ken Hodges , private cities , Sam Olens , Trauma care , vehicle tag fee