Tag Archives: Sonny Perdue

Perdue confirmed as Trump’s agriculture secretary

Former governor Sonny Perdue, after a long wait, is finally confirmed as agriculture secretary . . .

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Political Notes — Slotin hits Democratic groups backing Ossoff in 6th District race

Democrat Ron Slotin is peeved that Jon Ossoff is being supported by Democratic Party organizations in the 6th Congressional District special election . . .

Tags: ethics mishaps , Jon Ossoff , Ron Slotin , Sonny Perdue

Political Notes — Harp will replace McIver on state election board

Columbus attorney Seth Harp will replace another attorney, the criminally charged Tex McIver, on the state election board . . .

Tags: Seth Harp , Sonny Perdue , state election board , Tex McIver , Tom Murphy

Perdue had to wait a while, but is nominated for ag secretary

Sonny Perdue is finally nominated for secretary of agriculture in Donald Trump’s cabinet several weeks after his name surfaces as a candidate for the job . . .

Tags: agriculture secretary , Donald Trump , Sonny Perdue

Political Notes — It didn’t work before, but they’ll pray for rain again

Two of Georgia’s elected officials will try to break the drought by praying for rain at a Lavonia rally . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , Doug Collins , Drought , Gary Black , Georgia GOP , Nathan Deal , pray for rain , Robert Freeman , school takeover plan , Sonny Perdue

Political Notes — Georgia’s still listed as a tossup state

A new batch of polls in the presidential race shows that Georgia is still close enough to be ranked as a tossup state . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Judicial Council of Georgia , presidential polls , Sonny Perdue

Political News – Poll of Latinos finds strong support for Obama’s actions

Latino voters are OK with President Obama’s executive orders on immigration; Republicans aren’t very happy, however . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Bobby Cagle , executive orders on immigration , food stamps , Go Fish , Latino voters , Sonny Perdue , Tom Daniel , University System

In a case with parallels to Georgia, SC court says schools aren’t funded enough

South Carolina’s Supreme Court, in a case with similarities to Georgia, rules that the state is not providing enough funding to local school systems and orders legislators to work out a solution . . .

Tags: Georgia public schools , joe martin , Nathan Deal , public education funding , QBE formula , Sonny Perdue , South Carolina Supreme Court

Ligon throws in the towel on trying to stop Common Core standards

Sen. William Ligon says he will not support the House changes to his anti-Common Core legislation, SB 167; a House committee obliges him by voting down the bill . . .

Tags: Amy Carter , Common Core , curriculum guidelines , Georgia withdrawal , Sonny Perdue , tea party Republicans , William Ligon

Political Notes – They’re dropping like flies

Barry Loudermilk is the latest legislator to resign from the General Assembly to focus fulltime on a congressional campaign . . .

Tags: Barry Loudermilk , Common Core , David Schwarz , Emily's List , Jennifer Yarber , Michelle Nunn , Sonny Perdue