Tag Archives: Roger Lane

Political Notes – Does the gay marriage issue hurt Obama?

President Obama’s statement on gay marriage doesn’t seem to have helped him among Georgians, but the issue could play differently on the national level . . .

Tags: Amanda F. Williams , Barack Obama , DOT minority/women hearings , gay marriage , George Hooks , Nathan Deal , Republican leadership , Roger Lane , Sue Everhart , University of Georgia commencement

Lane will leave House to accept judgeship

Rep. Roger Lane is the governor’s choice to replace Amanda Williams as chief judge in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit . . .

Tags: Amanda Williams , Brunswick Judicial Circuit , drug court , Nathan Deal , Roger Lane

House approves minor changes to redistricting map

The House passes legislation that tweaks the boundaries of a few districts . . .

Tags: Elly Dobbs , House redistricting map , Mark Hatfield , Michele Henson , Roger Lane

Political Notes – Newt’s trounced in Florida, but will fight on

Newt Gingrich says he’s not leaving the GOP presidential race, even after a lopsided defeat in the Florida primary . . .

Tags: DUI , John Tyler , judgeship , Mitt Romney , Nathan Deal , Newt Gingrich , Republican primary , Roger Lane

Political Notes – They still want a tobacco tax increase

Healthcare representatives are hoping that the General Assembly will pass an increase in the excise tax on cigarettes . . .

Tags: American Cancer Society , Ben Tarbutton , Cindy Zeldin , Dean Alford , Don Leebern , Eric Bailey , Georgians for a Healthy Future , Nathan Deal , Roger Lane , Ron Stephens , tobacco excise tax

Political Notes — Immigration review panel appointed

The members of an immigration review commission are appointed; they will investigate citizen complaints that government officials are not enforcing all the provisions of the state’s immigration law . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , Darlene Taylor , David Ralston , Gene Maddox , GOP votes against redistricting plans , immigration review commission , Nathan Deal , Roger Lane , Sara Larios

Redistricting session ends, now the difficult part begins

Getting the votes to pass redistricting plans was the easy part; the tricky part will be getting signoff at the federal level . . .

Tags: Ed Lindsey , federal review , Jason Carter , Mitch Seabaugh , redistricting plans , Roger Lane , Stacey Abrams , Voting Rights Act

House passes congressional map, session end nears

House Republicans pass the congressional redistricting map and send it to the Georgia Senate, which will vote on it next
wednesday . . .

Tags: congressional redistricting , Edward Lindsey , House of Representatives , John Barrow , John Lewis , Roger Lane , Stacey Abrams

House panel tweaks, then passes congressional map

The congressional redistricting map undergoes some small changes, then is voted out by the House Reapportionment Committee prior to a vote on the House floor . . .

Tags: congressional redistricting map , Edward Lindsey , House Reapportionment Committee , John Lewis , Roger Lane

Latinos have gains and losses under redistricting plan

The House redistricting map includes a district with a Latino majority, but also puts Rep. Pedro Marin, one of the first Latinos ever elected to the Legislature, in a Republican-leaning district . . .

Tags: House redistricting , Jerry Gonzalez , Latinos , Pedro Marin , Roger Lane