Tag Archives: Wyc Orr

Political Notes – Deal may be sending a signal on rideshare legislation

Gov. Deal offers a hint of where he might stand on the issue of regulating ridesharing services; Rep. Phil Gingrey donates his congressional papers to Kennesaw State . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , Bob Guhl , Common Cause Georgia , Georgia Chamber , Jack Nix , Juvenile Justice , kennesaw state , Lynne Riley , Nathan Deal , Phil Gingrey , rideshare services , Wyc Orr

Lawyer, legislator, ethics advocate Wyc Orr dies at 67

Former legislator Wyc Orr, who died Wednesday, was a champion of government ethics, legal assistance for the indigent, and legislative reform . . .

Tags: Gainesville lawyer , legislator , Wyc Orr

Political Notes – Isakson joins the call to keep out an Iranian diplomat

Sen. Johnny Isakson and 27 of his Senate colleagues urge the Obama administration to deny a visa to an Iranian diplomat linked to the 1979 hostage crisis . . .

Tags: Hamid Abutalebi , Iranian hostage crisis , Johnny Isakson , Nathan Deal appointments , Southern Center for Human Rights , UN diplomat , Wyc Orr

Political Notes – Deal is OK with making some decisions on federal funds

Gov. Deal asks the Obama administration for $43 million in federal disaster relief funds without first running the request by the Legislature . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , effective legislators , federal disaster relief funding , Jimmy Pruett , Josh McKoon , medical marijuana , Nathan Deal , Southern Co. , Wyc Orr

City tries to block stadium referendum, Common Cause may go to court

Common Cause officials say they may have to file a lawsuit to move ahead with their effort to hold a public referendum on the use of tax funds to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons . . .

Tags: atlanta falcons , Common Cause , Kasim Reed , new stadium , referendum , William Perry , Wyc Orr