Tag Archives: Nikki Haley

Business will win out over tradition

When it comes down to a choice between big business or the Confederate flag, politicians will generally take the side of big business . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Confederate flag , KKK , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , South Carolina , Volvo plant

Political Notes – Energy becomes a burning coastal issue

The exploration and transportation of petroleum along Georgia’s coast has suddenly emerged as an important issue in the region’s communities . . .

Tags: business junket , coastal oil exploration , Kinder Morgan , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , Palmetto Pipeline , SEC primary , Volvo

On the campaign trail: A very early qualifying week begins Monday

Candidate qualifying for statewide, congressional and legislative offices will begin Monday at the state capitol . . .

Tags: candidate qualifying , fundraiser , labor commissioner , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , primary elections , state school superintendent

S.C. Supreme Court rules against Savannah dredging

South Carolina’s high court overturns an environmental permit issued last year for the dredging of the Savannah River . . .

Tags: DHEC , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , Savannah River dredging. Georgia Ports Authority , Savannah Riverkeeper

Political Notes – A clear path for Doss in Senate race?

David Doss of Rome, for the moment anyway, has no competition in his race for the Georgia Senate; Rep. Carol Fullerton will have opposition in her Democratic primary race . . .

Tags: Carol Fullerton , David Doss , Georgia Ports , Judge Art Smith , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , Savannah River dredging

Political Notes — New committee chairs named in House

Speaker David Ralston appoints several new committee chairmen in the Georgia House . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Georgia Ports Authority , House committees , Nikki Haley , Paul Broun , Roger Williams , Savannah River dredging

The year in politics: follow the money

You can tell who were the winners and losers in Georgia politics in the year 2011 — they’re the ones who wound up with the money . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: bank loan default , Bartow County Bank , Chip Rogers , deadbeats , Eric Tanenblatt , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , Nick Ayers , Nikki Haley , Savannah Harbor expansion , Sonny Perdue , Tim Pawlenty , Tom Graves

Political Notes – Democrats urge passage of payroll tax cut

Georgia’s Democratic leaders call on Congress to extend a payroll tax cut for another year . . .

Tags: 9th Congressional District , Doug Collins , Georgia Democrats , Glenn Richardson , Martha Zoller , Nikki Haley , payroll tax cuts

Political Notes – Remembering Robert Brown

The late Robert Brown is lauded by his legislative colleagues for his tenacity in the Georgia Senate . . .

Tags: dredging project , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , Robert Brown , Savannah harbor

Political Notes — State delays decision on Miller school board

The State Board of Education puts off a decision on what to do about the bickering members of the Miller County school board; South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley denies any connection between a fundraiser in Atlanta and her agency’s decision to grant an environmental permit for the Savannah harbor dredging . . .

Tags: accreditation , Atlanta Press Club , DHEC board , environmental permit , Eric Tanenblatt , insurance department , Jim Beck , Miller County school board , Nathan Deal , Nikki Haley , Ralph Hudgens , Savannah harbor project , state Board of Education , Wanda Barrs