Tag Archives: Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

Political Notes — Georgia on verge of exceeding 2012’s early voting

Georgia is set to exceed 2 million ballots during the early voting period for this general election . . .

Tags: black voters , Charles Walker , Donald Trump , early voting , Hillary Clinton , Latino voters , Mandi Ballinger , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

Atlanta will finance major solar installation project

Atlanta plans to install solar generation on 28 municipal building under a financing arrangement made possible by a new state law . . .

Tags: City of Atlanta , HB 57 , Kasim Reed , Mike Dudgeon , solar power , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

Political Notes – Dunn, Brown elected leaders of Transportation Board

Emily Dunn is the new chairman of the State Transportation Board, while Robert Brown will be the vice chairman . . .

Tags: Jeb Bush , Nathan Deal , State Transportation Board , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield , sustainable buildings

Political Notes – An opportunity for Georgia Democrats?

A Democratic candidate finishes first in the initial round of voting for a DeKalb County legislative seat that’s been held by a Republican incumbent . . .

Tags: Betty Price , Carol Jackson , energy usage , gifts to state employees , J. Max Davis , medical marijuana , special legislative electionns , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield , Taylor Bennett

Former lawmaker Benfield named city’s sustainability director

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed appoints former legislator and GreenLaw director Stephanie Stuckey Benfield as head of the city’s Office of Sustainability . . .

Tags: Greenlaw , Kasim Reed , Office of Sustainability , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

Enviros scored some wins – and had a few losses – this session

Lawmakers had a mixed record on the passage or defeat of environmental bills during the session . . .

Tags: electric vehicles , environmental issues , Mike Dudgeon , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield , water quality

As the legislature revamps soil and water commission, the director is fired

The executive director of the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission has been replaced . . .

Tags: Brent Dykes , Nathan Deal , Soil and Water Commission , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield , Terry England

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

Lawmaker will try again on a lobbyist spending cap

Sen. Josh McKoon says he will re-introduce an ethics reform bill next year that includes a cap on what lobbyists can spend to entertain legislators . . .

Tags: Common Cause Georgia , ethics revision , Josh McKoon , lobbyist spending , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

Hail and farewell

Several legislators make the voluntary decision to get out of public life for a while and leave the General Assembly . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: General Assembly , Mark Hatfield , redistricting , Roger Williams , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield