Tag Archives: Steve Gooch

Political Notes — State prepares for the MLK statue unveiling

The statue of Martin Luther King Jr. will be unveiled for the first time Monday morning during a ceremony on the Capitol grounds . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Martin Luther King statue , Steve Gooch

Casino, transit measures introduced this week

Legislation creating a statewide council on transit and paving the way for the legalization of casino gambling will be unveiled in the General Assembly this week . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , casino gambling , Ron Stephens , Steve Gooch , transit systems

Expansion for MARTA? Not just yet

MARTA officials said they are more interested in continuing improvements in the transit system’s current operations . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , expansion , Fran Millar , MARTA , regional transit system , Robert Ashe , Steve Gooch

Political Notes – A lot of Dollars at the state capitol

Creflo Dollar gets his moment in the spotlight at the General Assembly, but probably won’t get that highway renaming . . .

Tags: Beth Cope , broadband access , Creflo Dollar , DOT board , Drew Ferguson , Jeff Lewis , Lee Hawkins , low-voltage contractors , Steve Gooch

Political Notes – Camden County launches its spaceport project

Camden County is putting down serious money on its proposal to develop a commercial spaceport in Georgia’s coastal region . . .

Tags: Bruce Williamson , Camden County spaceport , dubose porter , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Jason Spencer , John Kennedy , Medicaid fraud , Ron Stephens , Sam Olens , Steve Gooch

Senate rolls out its own version of transportation tax bill

The Senate unveils a new and much-revised version of a transportation tax bill . . .

Tags: senate , Steve Gooch , Tommie Williams , transportation funding

Senate approves expansion of toll funding

The state Senate passes legislation that will allow toll revenues to be used for highway maintenance and operation, and not just to retire bonds issued for toll road construction . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , Charlie Bethel , highway construction , Renee Unterman , Steve Gooch , toll lanes , toll revenues

On transportation, nothing is ‘off the table’ – but what, exactly, is ‘on the table’?

Legislators and top state officials meet in Athens, but offer no hints on what they’ll recommend to raise money for transportation improvements . . .

Tags: Jay Roberts , Nathan Deal , Steve Gooch , Steve Henson , tax increase , transportation funding

Transportation study committee hears call for a tax increase

Former transportation secretary Ray LaHood warns that Georgia will get “out-competed” by other states if it doesn’t raise money to upgrade its infrastructure . . .

Tags: DOT , Jay Roberts , Keith Golden , legislative study committee , motor fuel tax increase , Ray LaHood , Steve Gooch , transportation infrastructure

Political Notes — Searching for Plan B on highway funding

A legislative committee appointed to come up with ideas for funding highway projects holds its first meeting Tuesday; Georgia’s wine industry gets a boost . . .

Tags: AVA , Jay Roberts , legislative committee , Paul Crawley , Plan B , Steve Gooch , transportation funding , wine industry