Tag Archives: Tim Lee

Georgia politicians are played for suckers

Again and again, Georgia politicians let themselves get fleeced by the billionaire owners of sports franchises . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Kasim Reed , stadium deals , Tim Lee

Here’s a lesson for politicians

Tim Lee’s arrogance catches up with, as Cobb County voters oust him from his job as commission chairman . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Braves stadium , Cobb County voters , Tim Lee

Political Notes — Georgia Chamber endorses Ferguson over Crane

Drew Ferguson picks up another major endorsement in his GOP runoff with state Sen. Mike Crane in the 3rd Congressional District . . .

Tags: Drew Ferguson , Green Party , Mike Boyce , Mike Crane , Tim Lee

Reed says city will pay to make sure Hawks stay in Atlanta

Atlanta could pay the Atlanta Hawks as much as $150 million to persuade the prospective new owners to keep the NBA team in the city, Mayor Kasim Reed reveals . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , atlanta hawks , Bruce Levenson , Danny Ferry , financial incentives , Kasim Reed , new Hawks owners , Tim Lee

Political Notes – There won’t be any ‘home cooking’ in Braves’ bond validation

Cobb County judge who had some conflicts of interest recuses himself from the bond validation hearing for the new Atlanta Braves’ stadium . . .

Tags: BRAC military base closures , Braves stadium , Cobb County bond validation , LaTain Kell , Medicaid expansion , Medicaid fraud , Nathan Deal , rural hospitals , Tim Lee

Political Notes – Deal, GRU sign off on medical marijuana trial

State officials have finalized an agreement for Georgia Regents University to conduct clinical trials of medical marijuana; Cobb County Commission retains an influential lobbying firm . . .

Tags: Cobb County Commission , Georgia Regents University , medical marijuana , Nathan Deal , Steve Golden , Tim Lee , Young Democrats of Georgia

Political Notes – DeHart confirmed as Democratic Party’s executive director

Georgia Democratic Party appoints Rebecca DeHart as the new executive director . . .

Tags: Braves stadium , Common Cause Georgia , dubose porter , Georgia Democratic Party , Rebecca DeHart , Robert Constantine , State Ethics Commission , Tim Lee

Political Notes – Cobb’s Lee finds out a stadium deal isn’t as easy as it looks

The Braves stadium deal is getting gnarlier than ever for Tim Lee and the Cobb County Commission, with a lawsuit in the works . . .

Tags: Atlanta Braves stadium , Bruce Thompson , Cobb County Commission , David Shafer , Medicaid expansion , Tea Party , Tim Lee

Political Notes – Braves stadium deal looks like a done deal

The Cobb County Commission will probably pull the trigger Tuesday night on a new stadium for the Braves . . .

Tags: Braves stadium , Cobb County Commission , Don Balfour , filibuster , Johnny Isakson , Saxby Chambliss , Tim Lee

Political Notes – The ‘Dynamic Duo’ is back to oppose the Braves stadium deal

The Sierra Club and Tea Party Patriots team up again to oppose the tax funding proposal for an Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , Cobb County Commission , Nathan Deal , Sharon Cooper , Sierra Club , stadium deal , Tea Party Patriots , Tim Lee