Tag Archives: Robert Brown

Political Notes – First Zika case confirmed in Georgia

The Department of Public Health reports the first case of travel-related Zika virus in Georgia . . .

Tags: Adam Sweat , DOT board , election laws , public health , Rick Jeffares , Robert Brown , Zika virus

DOT board elects new leadership

Don Grantham succeeds former legislator Jay Shaw as chairman of the State Transportation Board . . .

Tags: Don Grantham , DOT board , Emily Dunn , Jay Shaw , Robert Brown

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

Former state senator Robert Brown is dead

Robert Brown, former minority leader of the Georgia Senate, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head . . .

Tags: Georgia Senate , minority leader , Robert Brown

Political Notes – Macon lawmakers try again at consolidation

With some changes to the makeup of Macon’s local delegation, lawmakers will try again to reach an agreement on a referendum to consolidate Macon and Bibb County governments . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Bibb County , blue ribbon schools , consolidation , David Lucas , Doug Moore , James Beverly , John Barrow , Lynn Westmoreland , Macon , Miriam Paris , Nikki Randall , Robert Brown

Political Notes – Olens launches another attack on healthcare reform

Attorney General Sam Olens is already involved in one lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the federal healthcare reform law, but he’s joined in on a similar lawsuit filed in Missouri . . .

Tags: David Plouffe , gay restaurant , Healthcare reform , Mike Berlon , Missouri lawsuit , Nathan Deal , Nick Ayers , Robert Brown , Sam Olens , Tim Pawlenty

Williams wins House race in Athens; Lucas in a runoff in Macon

Chuck Williams wins special election to replace former House member Hank Huckaby; longtime legislator David Lucas is in a runoff for a state Senate seat in Macon . . .

Tags: Chuck Williams , David Lucas , Hank Huckaby , Macon mayor's race , Miriam Paris , Robert Brown , Robert Reichert , special elections

Political Notes – Here’s a Republican urging votes for Democrats

Rep. Allen Peake, who’s part of the Republican leadership in the State House, tries to help some Democrats get elected in Macon’s municipal elections . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , David Lucas , federal disaster assistance , Macon elections , Miriam Paris , Robert Brown , Robert Reichert

Political Notes – 3 presidents get a bump in pay

UGA President Michael Adams is one of three university presidents who will get a pay raise in the upcoming fiscal year; qualifying begins for special legislative elections in Macon . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , David Lucas , Macon , michael adams , presidential pay , Robert Brown , special elections , University System

Special elections set next month for two legislative seats

Special elections are set for July 19 to replace state Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) and state Rep. David Lucas (D-Macon) . . .

Tags: David Lucas , legislative special elections , Macon , Robert Brown