Tag Archives: Ron Stephens

Political Notes — Stephens gets one last hearing for a casino bill

Although Rep. Ron Stephens got a committee hearing for his casino bill, gambling legislation failed to gain traction this session . . .

Tags: 6th District race , casinos , Jon Ossoff , Ron Stephens , roy barnes

Casino bill finally dead (probably) for this session

Casino gambling bills apparently aren’t going to get a floor vote in this year’s session of the General Assembly . . .

Tags: casinos , David Ralston , David Shafer , prize-linked savings accounts , Ron Stephens

Casino, transit measures introduced this week

Legislation creating a statewide council on transit and paving the way for the legalization of casino gambling will be unveiled in the General Assembly this week . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , casino gambling , Ron Stephens , Steve Gooch , transit systems

Political Notes – Trump, Cruz still far out in front of GOP field

Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz outpacing the other Republican contenders in the presidential primary in the latest Quinnipiac poll . . .

Tags: Board of Pardons and Paroles , casinos , Donald Trump , GOP primary , Hillary Clinton , Kasim Reed , Nathan Deal , Ron Stephens , senior judges , Ted Cruz

Georgia’s title fee law could soon apply to boat owners

Georgia lawmakers consider a bill that would require boat purchasers to obtain a title for their watercraft . . .

Tags: boat titles , Chuck Martin , Daniel Ray , Ron Stephens , title ad valorem tax

Gambling industry sees a big payout in Atlanta

Casino and race track operators tell legislators there’s a lot of money to be made by legalizing gambling in Georgia . . .

Tags: casino gambling , Georgia Horseracing Coalition , Georgia legislative committees , horse racing , Matt Ramsey , MGM Resorts , National Thoroughbred Racing Association , Ron Stephens

Political Notes – Camden County launches its spaceport project

Camden County is putting down serious money on its proposal to develop a commercial spaceport in Georgia’s coastal region . . .

Tags: Bruce Williamson , Camden County spaceport , dubose porter , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Jason Spencer , John Kennedy , Medicaid fraud , Ron Stephens , Sam Olens , Steve Gooch

House passes Sunday alcohol bill for St. Patrick’s Day

House-passed legislation would allow bars in Savannah to open on the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day this year . . .

Tags: alcohol , home brewers , Ron Stephens , Savannah , St. Patrick's Day

Political Notes – In wake of Braves deal, other Cobb businesses want money

The Cobb County Commission was so generous to the Atlanta Braves that other businesses are asking for handouts . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , Cobb County Commission , federal budget , Jason Spencer , Jimmy Pruett , MARTA Board , Obamacare , Robert Ashe , Ron Stephens , tax incentives , Tom Price , Weather Channel

Deal signs attempt to fix developers’ tax break

Gov. Nathan Deal signs a bill revising a tax break for developers of tourist attractions in Georgia . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , developers , Invest Georgia , Nathan Deal , Ron Stephens , tax break , Tim Golden , tourist attractions , venture capital fund