Tag Archives: Mike Jacobs

Something strange is stirring in Brookhaven

In Republican-leaning Brookhaven, voters may be on the verge of electing a Democrat to a major local office for the second time in three months . . .

Tags: Brookhaven , Dale Boone , J. Max Davis , John Ernst , mayor's race , Mike Jacobs , Taylor Bennett

Political Notes – Democracy for some, but not necessarily for all

Brookhaven’s new mayor and city council member were both appointed rather than being elected to office . . .

Tags: Brookhaven , Department of Education , department of public health , Max Davis , Mike Jacobs , Rebecca Chase-Williams

Rep. Jacobs gets DeKalb judgeship

State Rep. Mike Jacobs gets a long-anticipated judicial appointment in DeKalb County and will step down from the Georgia House . . .

Tags: DeKalb County judgeships , Jean-Paul Boulee , Mike Jacobs , Nathan Deal

Bill repeals MARTA’s 50-50 spending restriction

Gov. Nathan Deal signs bill ending the 50-50 restriction on how MARTA spends its sales tax revenues . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , MARTA , Mike Jacobs , Pat Gardner , sales tax revenues

Political Notes: The session’s over, now on to other things

Two DeKalb County legislators could be in line for major appointments to new jobs . . .

Tags: Greenlaw , Jim Butler , Mike Jacobs , pollution lawsuit , Rayonier , Scott Holcomb , University System

What’s the fate of the religious freedom bill?

The religious freedom bill is still in a House committee, with the end of the legislative session getting closer . . .

Tags: Barry Fleming , David Ralston , Josh McKoon , Mike Jacobs , religious freedom

House rebukes Ga. Chamber, passes bill to penalize insurance carriers

House bill would penalize insurers who make bad-faith denials of claims by policyholders . . .

Tags: bad faith claims denials , Dusty Hightower , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , insurance companies , Mike Jacobs , NFIB , Regina Quick

Rep. Jacobs on the short list for judgeship

Gov. Nathan Deal is sent a list of eight names, including state Rep. Mike Jacobs, for two vacant judgeships in DeKalb County . . .

Tags: DeKalb County judgeships , Mike Jacobs , Nathan Deal

Millar says he’ll try to stop Sunday voting in DeKalb

State Sen. Fran Millar objects to DeKalb CEO Lee May’s plan to have voting on a Sunday prior to election day . . .

Tags: DeKalb County , Fran Millar , Lee May , Mike Jacobs , Sunday voting

House passes MARTA privatization bill

House Republicans pass legislation that clamps down on the administration of MARTA, requires privatization of internal functions . . .

Tags: Al Williams , MARTA , Mike Jacobs , Pat Gardner , privatization , union