Tag Archives: Steve Henson

Senate approves tax break for Woodruff Arts Center

The Woodruff Arts Center will get a tax break worth $750,000 under legislation passed Tuesday by the Georgia Center . . .

Tags: Josh McKoon , Judson Hill , physician advertising , Renee Unterman , Steve Henson , tax breaks , Woodruff Arts Center

Senate committee meetings may become a little more private

The Senate leadership is considering several rules changes for the next session, including the wider use of executive sessions for committee meetings . . .

Tags: committee meetings , Jeff Mullis , Senate rules , Steve Henson

Senate approves JQC revision on second vote

Senate Republicans finally come up with a two-thirds majority to approve a constitutional amendment revamping the JQC . . .

Tags: Dean Burke , Josh McKoon , Judicial Qualifications Commission , Steve Henson

Senate passes weapons bills, but no changes in ‘campus carry’

Gov. Nathan Deal’s request to make some changes in the “campus carry” firearms bill will evidently fall on deaf ears in the Legislature . . .

Tags: campus carry , elena parent , gun laws , Nathan Deal , Steve Henson , tasers on campus

Senate approves budget, but will House agree?

Senate passes state budget for FY 2017, looks to the House for agreement . . .

Tags: Jack Hill , state budget , Steve Henson , Vincent Fort

Senate panel merges two religion bills

The Senate will vote later this week on legislation that consolidates two of the ‘religious freedom’ bills introduced in the General Assembly . . .

Tags: FADA , Greg Kirk , Jeff Mullis , pastor protection bill , religious freedom , Steve Henson

Cityhood bills for Tucker, LaVista Hills pass the Senate

Tucker and LaVista Hills cityhood bills are adopted by the state Senate; referendums could be held in November . . .

Tags: incorporations , LaVista Hills , Steve Henson , Tucker

Democrats’ answer to Deal school plan: ‘Community schools’

Senate Democrats and Gov. Nathan Deal have competing plans for trying to improve low-performing public schools . . .

Tags: community schools , low performing schools , Nan Orrock , Nathan Deal , state takeover , Steve Henson

Deal releases school “opportunity” plan

Gov. Nathan Deal reveals his plan to have the state take over the administration of some low-performing schools . . .

Tags: Nathan Deal , Opportunity School District , school performance , Steve Henson

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