Tag Archives: religious liberty

Political Notes — Vance Smith seeks a return to the Georgia House

Welcome back? Former legislator Vance Smith will run for his old Columbus-area House seat again . . .

Tags: Atlanta mayor\'s race , Kasim Reed , religious liberty , Vance Smith

Political Notes — Here’s one Georgia congressman who will hold town hall meetings

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter does something most of congressional colleagues won’t — schedule town hall meetings in his district . . .

Tags: Buddy Carter , Jere Wood , Jim Butler , religious liberty , Sam Hall , whistleblower lawsuit

Political Notes — Dunn confirmed as new EPD chief

Richard Dunn has replaced Jud Turner as the director of the Environmental Protection Division, an appointment confirmed by the state Board of Natural Resources . . .

Tags: Council of Municipal Court Judges , EPD , GE , Nathan Deal , religious liberty , Richard Dunn

Political Notes – This isn’t the first time Republicans have been peeved with Deal

Republican Party activists, once again, are unhappy about Gov. Nathan Deal, this time over his veto of the ‘religious liberty’ bill . . .

Tags: Georgia Republicans , Harriet Tubman , Jim Barksdale , John Lewis , Mohawk Industries , Nathan Deal , religious liberty

Political Notes – Muscogee Nation urges Deal veto

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is concerned about the impact of SB 346 on burial sites if the bill is signed by Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: burial mounds , Glades Reservoir , historic sites , Muscogee (Creek) Nation , religious liberty

Civil rights groups laud Deal for ‘religious liberty’ veto

Gay rights activists commended Gov. Nathan Deal at the capitol today for his veto of HB 757 . . .

Tags: Jeff Graham , Mark Moskowitz , Nathan Deal veto , religious liberty , Simone Bell

Political Notes – He’s willing to ‘swap apologies’ with Deal

Albany journalist Fletcher Carlton was wrong about Deal’s actions on the “religious liberty” bill, but says Deal also owes him an apology . . .

Tags: Carlton Fletcher , Franklin Graham , Nathan Deal , religious liberty , Rusty Kidd , Sam Olens

Lawmakers continue call for special session

Critics of Gov. Nathan Deal’s decision to veto the “religious liberty” bill accuse him of having “Hollywood values” . . .

Tags: Bill Heath , Marty Harbin , Mike Crane , Nathan Deal , religious liberty , special session

Deal will veto ‘religious liberty’ bill

Gov. Nathan Deal won’t sign the religious liberty bill, says the First Amendment already protects the right to worship . . .

Tags: Nathan Deal , religious liberty

Sine Die! Better late than never

The House and Senate finish up their session a half hour late, then adjourn for the year . . .

Tags: adjournment , David Ralston , General Assembly session , MARTA , rape kits , religious liberty , Scott Holcomb