Tag Archives: Vance Smith

Political Notes — Vance Smith seeks a return to the Georgia House

Welcome back? Former legislator Vance Smith will run for his old Columbus-area House seat again . . .

Tags: Atlanta mayor\'s race , Kasim Reed , religious liberty , Vance Smith

Political Notes – Ports officials must have known what was coming

It was a big week for the Georgia Ports Authority, capped off by final approval of federal funding for the Savannah River dredging . . .

Tags: Georgia Ports Authority , Georgia School Boards Association , Nathan Deal , Robert Jepson , Savannah Harbor expansion , Vance Smith

Golden is the choice for DOT commissioner

Interim DOT Commissioner Keith Golden is recommended for a permanent appointment as the commissioner . . .

Tags: Brandon Beach , Department of Transportation , Keith Golden , Rudy Bowen , State Transportation Board , Vance Smith

Political Notes – Austin’s running in a race not yet scheduled

State Rep. Rick Austin says he will run in the special election to replace Sen. Jim Butterworth, soon to become the state’s new adjutant general . . .

Tags: Atlanta public schools , Beverly Hall , cheating scandal , DOT , georgia national guard , Jim Butterworth , Rick Austin , Sam Wellborn , Vance Smith

DOT is looking for a leader, again

Vance Smith agrees to resign as commissioner of the embattled Department of Transportation, requiring the search to begin for the agency’s fourth commissioner in the past four years . . .

Tags: DOT , DOT commissioner , Rudy Bowen , State Transportation Board , Vance Smith

Political Notes – A bigger workload for DOT’s engineer

Gerald Ross, the DOT’s chief engineer, is going to be a very busy person as DOT Commissioner Vance Smith also puts him in charge of the department’s public-private construction projects . . .

Tags: Bill Stephens , DOT , GEFA , Gerald Ross , Patrick Millsaps , State Ethics Commission , Stone Mountain Memorial Association , Vance Smith

Political Notes — Georgia gets federal loan for toll project

Georgia gets a much-needed federal highway loan that will enable the Northwest Corridor toll lane project to stay on track . . .

Tags: Cherokee County , Cobb County , David Ralston , Kasim Reed , Medical Association of Georgia , Nathan Deal , Northwest Corridor , Ray LaHood , toll lanes , Vance Smith , water supply committee

Political Notes – An eight-headed defense of Jack Murphy

Sen. Jack Murphy said he isn’t going anywhere — he’ll stay on as Banking Committee chairman; House Majority Whip Ed Lindsey names his team of deputies . . .

Tags: Amos Amerson , DOT deficit , Ed Lindsey , Fast Forward , FDIC lawsuit , Jack Murphy , Senate Banking Committee , Sonny Perdue , Vance Smith