Tag Archives: Sanford Bishop

Political Notes — Bishop votes for Confederate flag, Westmoreland aide goes berserk

Rep. Sanford Bishop of Albany was the only U.S. House Democrat to vote against banning Confederate flag at national cemeteries; here’s why he voted that way . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Confederate flag , disqualified candidate , Lynn Westmoreland , Polymer Logistics , Sanford Bishop , teacher of the year

Ga. congressmen worried about Sabal Trail pipeline

Georgia congressmen want the FERC to require a different route for the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline . . .

Tags: FERC , natural gas pipeline , Sabal Trail , Sanford Bishop

Barrow, Bishop join House GOP in 52nd vote to repeal Obamacare

The U.S. House votes for the 52nd time to repeal all or part of Obamacare; Georgia Democrats John Barrow and Sanford Bishop voted with the Republican majority for repeal . . .

Tags: Affordable Care Act , John Barrow , Obamacare , repeal , Sanford Bishop , Tom Graves , U.S. House

On the campaign trial: Kingston drops some big bucks for airtime

Jack Kingston makes a significant airtime buy for the U.S. Senate race . . .

Tags: 1st Congressional District , Amy Tavio , Jack Kingston , Paulette Braddock , Sanford Bishop , Senate race , Vivian Childs

Political Notes – Georgia gets $551,000 in consumer settlement

Georgia joins in a settlement with 46 other states to settle allegations of deceptive consumer marketing; Rep. Sanford Bishop is undergoing treatment for cancer . . .

Tags: Austin Scott , governor's appointments , legal settlement , Nathan Deal , Sam Olens , Sanford Bishop

Political Notes – Echols takes up the gavel at PSC

Despite opposition from Bubba McDonald, Tim Echols takes over as chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission . . .

Tags: Bubba McDonald , Doug McKillip , drug tests , DUI , Kip Smith , Maria Sheffield , PSC , Rick Santorum , Sanford Bishop , Tim Echols , welfare recipients

Political Notes – Dreary jobs outlook for Georgia

Economic forecasters from the University of Georgia and Georgia State University look at the state’s near-term economic picture, and it is not a pretty one . . .

Tags: economic forecast , Gary Black , Georgia State University , job losses , John Albers , Sanford Bishop , Stan Wise , state veterinarian , university of georgia

Even some Republicans are unhappy with congressional plan

Although Georgia’s new congressional plan was drawn up by legislative Republicans, there are some GOP congressmen who will be displeased with it because of the way their districts were reconfigured . . .

Tags: Austin Scott , congressional redistricting plan , Jack Kingston , Paul Broun , Phil Gingrey , Rob Woodall , Sanford Bishop , Tom Price

Barrow loses out in new congressional map

New congressional map for Georgia is intended to oust Democratic Rep. John Barrow of Savannah . . .

Tags: Austin Scott , congressional map , Jack Kingston , John Barrow , John Lewis , Phil Gingrey , Sanford Bishop

Political Notes – Two Georgia votes against Pelosi

Reps. John Barrow and Sanford Bishop confirm they will not be voting for Nancy Pelosi as the new House minority leader in January; lots of lawyers among the new lawmakers . . .

Tags: John Barrow , lawyer-legislators , Nancy Pelosi , Nathan Deal , Sanford Bishop