Tag Archives: William Perry

Political Notes – Lawmakers start push for City of South Fulton

Gov. Nathan Deal signs legislation for a referendum on the City of South Fulton; how will Mayor Kasim Reed react? . . .

Tags: coal ash , EPD , Kasim Reed , Roger Bruce , South Fulton referendum , Tom Taylor , Virgil Fludd , William Perry

Perry unveils new ‘Watchdog’ ethics initiative

William Perry, former director of Common Cause, is launching a new ethics watchdog organization . . .

Tags: Common Cause Georgia , Georgia Ethics Watchdogs , Jim Walls , William Perry

Political Notes – Perry is out as Common Cause director

William Perry, a high profile ethics watchdog, agrees to resign as director of Common Cause Georgia . . .

Tags: Common Cause , Donald Trump , John Barge , Katie Dempsey , Kinder Morgan , William Perry

Deal vs. the Press: Some bragging, some fussing, some feuding

Gov. Nathan Deal fires at the media, and the media fires back, in a spirited discussion at an Atlanta Press Club luncheon . . .

Tags: Atlanta Press Club , Board of Regents , Dink NeSmith , Nathan Deal , school takeover bill , State Ethics Commission , transportation funding bill , William Perry

Political Notes: Supreme Court’s stadium bond ruling gives Reed, Perry something new to disagree about

Two old adversaries, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Common Cause Executive Director William Perry, have differing opinions on the bond debt issued for the Falcons’ football stadium . . .

Tags: Atlanta Falcons stadium , Brandon Beach , development authorities , Georgia Supreme Court , Kasim Reed , name change , Technical College System , William Perry

Should the AJC practice what it preaches on transparency and disclosure?

The owners of Georgia’s largest newspaper have made substantial contributions to Sen. Jason Carter in the governor’s race — but that hasn’t been reported in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . .

Tags: Anne Cox Chambers , Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Brian Robinson , campaign contributions , Cox Enterprises , governor\'s race , Jason Carter , Kevin Riley , newspaper disclaimers , William Perry

Political Notes – Deal proposes subbing out math courses for computers

Gov. Nathan Deal wants the state K-12 school curriculum revised to allow students to take more computer programming courses . . .

Tags: computer courses , executive appointments , Nathan Deal , school curriculum , William Perry

What next for the state ethics commission?

The future of the state ethics commission remains an open question, even after all of the pending whistleblower lawsuits are settled . . .

Tags: Holly LaBerge , Kevin Abernethy , State Ethics Commission , whistleblower lawsuits , William Perry

Grand jury subpoenas spur criticisms of Deal

A federal grand jury has reportedly issued subpoenas to state ethics commission officials regarding an attempted ethics investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: dubose porter , ethics investigation , federal grand jury , Nathan Deal , subpoenas , William Perry

Common Cause falls short in anti-stadium petition effort

Common Cause Georgia could not gather enough voters’ signatures to force a referendum on the issue of using tax funds to pay for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium . . .

Tags: arthur blank , atlanta falcons , Common Cause , GWCCA , petition drive , stadium , William Perry