Tag Archives: Pat Gardner

Democrats urge independent redistricting panel

Democratic lawmakers contend that the drawing of election districts that are more competitive for both parties would restore a sense of fairness to Georgia elections . . .

Tags: elena parent , independent commission , Pat Gardner , redistricting

Political Notes — One last try for a MARTA funding bill?

Two Atlanta lawmakers will make one more try to get MARTA rail expansion bills through the Legislature . . .

Tags: DeKalb ethics board , MARTA rail expansion , Pat Gardner , Stacey Kalberman

House passes tax credit for non-profit hospitals

Legislation intended to provide funds for financially struggling rural hospitals passes the House, but critics question how much good the bill will actually do . . .

Tags: Bob Trammell , Geoff Duncan , Pat Gardner , rural hospitals , tax credit

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

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: An opening for a state-designed Medicaid plan?

Some lawmakers think Georgia may be able to come up with its own version of a Medicaid expansion and get the feds to sign off on it . . .

Tags: Chuck Hufstetler , Dean Burke , GAE , Liberty Plaza , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , NCR Corp. , Pat Gardner , Sid Chapman

Tobacco tax increase up for discussion

Lawmakers propose an increase in the state’s tax on tobacco products, but it could face some tough hurdles . . .

Tags: Chuck Hufstetler , Dean Burke , Pat Gardner , tobacco tax

House OKs shift of Medicaid expansion to Legislature

Legislation passed by the House would give the General Assembly the power to decide if Medicaid coverage will be expanded . . .

Tags: ACA , Ed Lindsey , Jan Jones , Jason Spencer , Medicaid expansion , Obamacare , Pat Gardner , Sam Moore

Senate passes Obamacare ‘navigator’ bill

Legislation regulating health insurance exchange ‘navigators’ is passed by the Georgia Senate . . .

Tags: Bubber Epps , DOT fund allocation , food licenses , Jason Shaw , navigators , Obamacare , Pat Gardner

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