Tag Archives: Tom Murphy

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

Bill Lee, former legislative leader from Clayton County, dies at 89

Longtime legislator Bill Lee, who served 42 years in the Georgia House, has passed away . . .

Tags: Bill Lee , Tom Murphy

Former legislator, educator Bill Cummings dies

Bill Cummings of Rockmart served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 26 years, where he chaired the House Retirement Committee . . .

Tags: Bill Cummings , General Assembly , House Retirement Committee , Tom Murphy

Marcus Collins, old school Georgia politico, dies

Marcus Collins, one of the most influential people in state government for four decades, dies at the age of 87 . . .

Tags: George Busbee , Joe Frank Harris , Marcus Collins , roy barnes , Tom Murphy , Zell Miller

House Clerk Robbie Rivers will retire

Speaker David Ralston announces that Robbie Rivers will step down on Aug. 1 after 21 years on the job . . .

Tags: David Ralston , House clerk , Robbie Rivers , Tom Murphy

Jack Connell, longtime House leader, dies

Jack Connell of Augusta, the House speaker pro tem for 26 years and an important ally to Speaker Tom Murphy, has died at age 93 . . .

Tags: General Assembly , House of Representatives , Jack Connell , speaker pro tem , Tom Murphy

Ethics revision is a battle that has been fought before

McCracken Poston, who fought an earlier battle to revise the laws regulating lobbyists at the state capitol, says ethics issues haven’t changed much in 20 years . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: David Ralston , ethics revision , lobbyist spending , McCracken Poston , Tom Murphy

Redistricting is a time to settle scores

A look at how the backs were stabbed and the scores were settled in the special legislative session on redistricting . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Bobby Franklin , Jason Spencer , Mark Hatfield , Mitch Seabaugh , Pedro Marin , redistricting , tax break for developers , Tom Murphy , Vincent Fort

The last great filibuster

It’s been about 10 years since the last really entertaining filibuster by a Georgia legislator . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: David Lucas , Earl Ehrhart , filibusters , Georgia House , homosexual Boy Scouts , Tom Murphy , video poker