Tag Archives: Ross Tolleson

Political Notes – Deal breaks silence on religious bill

Gov. Deal indicates there will be some changes made in the religious freedom bill before it reaches his desk . . .

Tags: John Kasich , Nathan Deal , religious freedom , Ross Tolleson

Two candidates enter race to replace Tolleson

Larry Walker III and Michael Reece have announced they will run in the special election to fill a vacant Senate seat in Middle Georgia . . .

Tags: Georgia Senate , Larry Walker III , Michael Reece , Ross Tolleson

Political Notes – What happens after Tolleson steps down from the Senate?

Ross Tolleson’s retirement from the Legislature will require a special election for his senate seat and a new chairman for the Senate Natural Resources Committee . . .

Tags: annexations , Charles Kuck , DeKalb County , elena parent , Georgia Supreme Court , immigrant students , Jan Tankersley , Nathan Deal , Rick Jeffares , Ross Tolleson , University System

Tolleson will resign from Georgia Senate

Sen. Ross Tolleson, chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, announced he is resigning from the Legislature effective Nov. 1 for health reasons . . .

Tags: Georgia Senate , Ross Tolleson

Coastal aquifer bill clogged up in committee again

Legislation to prevent the injection of water into the Floridan aquifer along the Georgia coast is again stalled in Sen. Ross Tolleson’s committee . . .

Tags: aquifer storage , Floridan Aquifer , Ross Tolleson , William Ligon

Political Notes – Legislators set two hearings on water issues

Two legislative hearings on important water policy issues will be held Thursday morning and afternoon at the state capitol . . .

Tags: Clean Water Act , Kasim Reed , mayoral appointments , medical marijuana , natural resources committees , Ross Tolleson , water issues

Senate okays Flint River bill, sends it to governor

Senate gives final approval to Flint River bill, clearing the way for it to be signed into law . . .

Tags: Flint River , Ross Tolleson , water augmentation

On the campaign trail: Be careful with celebrity fundraisers

Celebrities can be both a help and a hindrance to candidates running for public office, as Michelle Nunn and Gov. Nathan Deal learned this week . . .

Tags: 10th Congressional District , Chris Christie , David Casas , Joe Biden , Michelle Nunn , Nathan Deal , Pedro Marin , Ross Tolleson , Savannah River dredging

Tolleson pulls the plug on aquifer storage bill

An attempt to renew the ban on the pumping of water into the Floridan Aquifer is killed in a Senate committee . . .

Tags: aquifer storage and recovery , Bill Ligon , Floridan Aquifer , Ross Tolleson

Jekyll development bill moves closer to floor vote

Bills setting limits on the future commercial development of Jekyll Island are moving in both the House and Senate . . .

Tags: commercial development , Jekyll Island , Pierre Howard , Ross Tolleson , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield