Tag Archives: Mary Margaret Oliver

Political Notes — Orlando shootings bring renewed calls for gun control

At the national and state levels, there are calls for tighter gun control laws about the mass shootings of 50 people at an Orlando nightclub . . .

Tags: 3rd Congressional District , Barack Obama , Drew Ferguson , gun control , Mary Margaret Oliver , Nathan Deal , Wendell Willard

Campus-carry firearms bill passes House

The House adopts a campus carry firearms bill and sends it to the Senate, which is expected to adopt it . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , campus carry , Mary Margaret Oliver , Patty Bentley , Rick Jasperse

Obama’s gun control proposal stirs legislative action as well

Gun carry could flare up as a major legislative issue this year in the wake of President Obama’s executive orders on gun control . . .

Tags: assault weapons , Barack Obama , campus carry , David Perdue , gun control , Heath Clark , John Lewis , Lynn Westmoreland , Mary Margaret Oliver

Lawmakers urge a revision of the redistricting process

Democrats want to revise the process of drawing election boundaries by moving the function to an independent commission, but the odds against it are long . . .

Tags: elena parent , gerrymandering , independent commission , Mary Margaret Oliver , Pat Gardner , redistricting

Deal’s school takeover amendment squeaks by the House

The House narrowly passes a constitutional amendment authorizing a state takeover of low-performing public schools . . .

Tags: David Stover , David Wilkerson , low performing schools , Mary Margaret Oliver , Nathan Deal , Stacey Abrams , Stacey Evans , state takeover

House passes Tucker, LaVista Hills cityhood bills

House passes bills authorizing referendums on the incorporations of LaVista Hills and Tucker as new municipalities . . .

Tags: Buzz Brockway , incorporation of new city , LaVista Hill , Mary Margaret Oliver

House votes to legalize fireworks

A bill legalizing the sale of all kinds of fireworks is passed by the Georgia House of Representatives and moves to the Senate for consideration . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , fireworks , Margaret Kaiser , Mary Margaret Oliver

Political Notes — Tomlinson is new SRTA director

Chris Tomlinson is officially appointed director of SRTA; House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal responds to a robocall from Common Cause . . .

Tags: Chris Tomlinson , Common Cause Georgia , DeKalb cities , Ed Lindsey , ethics bill , HOPE Grants , Larry O\'Neal , Mary Margaret Oliver , SRTA , union bills , William Perry

House bill will allow guns in churches, bars, colleges

House passes bill that would greatly expand the ability of Georgians to carry firearms in public places, including churches, schools and colleges . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , carry restrictions , guns , John Meadows , Mary Margaret Oliver , Michele Henson , Scott Holcomb

Political Notes – ‘Little budget’ approved by lawmakers

The supplemental budget passes the House and Senate without a single negative vote and heads to the governor’s desk for his signature . . .

Tags: developers' subdivisions , historic areas , Mary Margaret Oliver , occupational licenses , supplemental budget , Tom Graves , veterans , Wendell Willard