Tag Archives: William Ligon

Senate Republicans turn thumbs down on AP history course

Conservative Republicans in the state Senate pass a resolution condemning the College Board’s advanced placement history course as being too “radically revisionist” . . .

Tags: advanced placement history course , College Board , William Ligon

Coastal aquifer bill clogged up in committee again

Legislation to prevent the injection of water into the Floridan aquifer along the Georgia coast is again stalled in Sen. Ross Tolleson’s committee . . .

Tags: aquifer storage , Floridan Aquifer , Ross Tolleson , William Ligon

Charter school supporters, anti-Common Core activists fall short

Legislators pushed back on charter school, anti-Common Core bills during this year’s session . . .

Tags: charter schools , Common Core , John Barge , Lindsey Tippins , Mike Dudgeon , William Ligon

Senate turns away another effort to kill Common Core

Sen. William Ligon’s late attempt to overturn Common Core curriculum guidelines is foiled by the Senate . . .

Tags: Common Core , curriculum standards , William Ligon

Ligon throws in the towel on trying to stop Common Core standards

Sen. William Ligon says he will not support the House changes to his anti-Common Core legislation, SB 167; a House committee obliges him by voting down the bill . . .

Tags: Amy Carter , Common Core , curriculum guidelines , Georgia withdrawal , Sonny Perdue , tea party Republicans , William Ligon

Horse racing bills may gallop out of both chambers

Both the House and Senate could see their own versions of legislation that would legalize pari-mutuel wagering on horse races . . .

Tags: Harry Geisinger , horse racing , Jack Murphy , Jeff Mullis , pari-mutuel wagering , William Ligon

Senate bill requires ‘self-development classes’ for food stamp applicants

Food stamp applicants will be required to take high school courses or ‘self-development classes’ before they can get the assistance under a bill adopted by the Senate . . .

Tags: Ed Harbison , food stamps , GED diplomas , Nan Orrock , self-development classes , William Ligon

Political Notes – TV report links two senators to fired secretary

Sens. William Ligon and Barry Loudermilk are identified in a TV news report as the two senators for whom a legislative secretary worked before she was dismissed; the secretary’s law firm later received an $80,000 payment from the Senate over claims of racial discrimination . . .

Tags: $80 , 000 settlement , balanced budget amendment , Barry Loudermilk , Donzella James , Eric Cantor , John Barrow , racial discrimination , Steve Henson , Tommie Williams , William Ligon

Senate bill makes DUI a felony for illegal residents

The Georgia Senate passes legislation that would bump up a DUI to a felony offense if the person arrested is an undocumented immigrant . . .

Tags: DUI , immigrants , William Ligon