Tag Archives: Rusty Kidd

Kidd will step down from House seat

Rusty Kidd, the only independent serving in the General Assembly, leaves reelection race for health reasons . . .

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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

House committee could turn out the lights on Kidd’s solar bill

The prospects are dark in Rep. Don Parsons’ House Utilities Committee for a bill that would open up the state to more solar generation of electricity . . .

Tags: Chuck Martin , Debbie Dooley , Don Parsons , Georgia Power , Green Tea Coalition , Greg Roberts , Rusty Kidd , solar generation of power , Stan Wise

Push for solar power continues, from two directions

Georgia Power will seek bids from large-scale providers of solar-generated electricity for 2015; a group of legislators also wants to add a competing solar provider to the mix . . .

Tags: Carol Fullerton , Georgia Power , Georgia Solar Utilities , PSC , Rusty Kidd , solar-generated electricity , Tim Echols

Ga. Power will buy, distribute wind-generated energy

Georgia Power agrees to buy up to 250 MW of wind-generated solar power for redistribution to its customers, starting in 2016 . . .

Tags: alternative energy sources , Bubba McDonald , EDP Renewables , Georgia Power , Rusty Kidd , solar power , Tim Echols , wind farms

Political Notes – Everhart says gay marriage will lead to fraud by straights

State GOP Chair Sue Everhart calls same-sex marrage “unnatural” and says straight people will use gay marriage to commit fraud . . .

Tags: Bobby Baker , Bubba McDonald , gay marriage , Nathan Deal , Oglethorpe Power , PSC , Rusty Kidd , solar power , Sue Everhart , Tim Echols

Lawmakers push ahead on solar energy efforts

House bill is the latest of several initiatives are launched to expand the generation of electricity through solar power in Georgia . . .

Tags: Carol Fullerton , Georgia Power , PSC , Rusty Kidd , solar power

House passes Ralston’s ethics bills

The House of Representatives delivers landslide votes to pass Speaker David Ralston’s ethics bills and sends them on to the state Senate . . .

Tags: Calvin Smyre , Chuck Sims , David Ralston , Larry O\'Neal , legislative ethics , Rusty Kidd

Political Notes – Deal fills five judicial vacancies

Gov. Nathan Deal takes full advantage of the opportunity to appoint five new judges; ACLU sues to block new abortion law . . .

Tags: aclu , Cecil Staton , Fulton County Commission , Georgia Southern , lobbyists , Nathan Deal , new abortion law , Rusty Kidd

Political Notes – Moving closer to a super-majority

A proposed party switch could give House Republicans two-thirds control of that legislative chamber . . .

Tags: Don Balfour , Georgia Republicans , Rusty Kidd , State House , super-majority , Victor Hill