Tag Archives: Senate Republicans

Shafer holds off Miller, is reelected Senate president pro tem

Sen. David Shafer is nominated for a second term as Senate president pro tem by the majority Republican caucus . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Butch Miller , David Shafer , Renee Unterman , Senate Republicans

Political Notes – For Senate Republicans, the magic number is 20

Senate Republicans are getting some intense, behind-the-scenes lobbying as they get closer to the date for electing new caucus leaders . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Board of Regents , Butch Miller , David Shafer , John Albers , Josh McKoon , Judson Hill , Ricardo Azziz , Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans headed for another knock-down leadership fight

Next Monday’s caucus of Senate Republicans promises a vicious battle for Senate President Pro Tem between David Shafer and Butch Miller . . .

Tags: Butch Miller , David Shafer , party caucus , president pro tem , Renee Unterman , Senate Republicans

Miller’s running for majority leader, McKoon holds off

State Sen. Butch Miller confirms he will run for Senate majority leader, one of several changes that will take place in the GOP leadership . . .

Tags: Butch Miller , Josh McKoon , majority leader , Senate Republicans

Political Notes – After Balfour’s acquittal, all is forgiven

Now that he’s been acquitted of fraud charges, Sen. Don Balfour is welcomed back to the Senate GOP caucus . . .

Tags: Blake Ashbee , Don Balfour , fraud charges , Race to the Top , Senate Republicans

Cagle is back in command

With new rules changes in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle regains his powers to run the upper chamber . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Casey Cagle , rules changes , Senate Republicans

Political Notes – Senate will shift some committee chairs

Sen. Jeff Mullis is rumored to be the choice as Senate Rules Committee chairman, with Sen. Steve Gooch taking the helm of the Transportation Committee . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , committee assignments , fundraisers , Jeff Mullis , Nathan Deal , Senate Republicans , senior judges , State Bar of Georgia , Steve Gooch

Cagle faction regains Senate control

Senators aligned with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle take over the leadership of the Senate’s Republican caucus . . .

Tags: Butch Miller , Casey Cagle , Chip Rogers , David Shafer , Senate Republicans , Tommie Williams

Political Notes – Cagle shines a light on the Senate GOP squabble

Lt. Casey Cagle declines an invitation to a fundraiser, throwing some light on the internal bickering among members of the Senate’s Republican caucus . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , Chip Rogers , David Scott , John Lewis , Senate Republicans , Tommie Williams , voter registration day

Senate passes anti-contraception bill

Senate bill won’t require religious employers to cover contraceptive prescriptions for their employees . . .

Tags: contraception , Josh McKoon , Nan Orrock , religious exemption , Senate Republicans , Valencia Seay