Skip to main content

Politics

Deal Won't Seek Bankruptcy

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal has run into financial trouble after backing a failed business venture by one of his daughters and her husband.

Ballot Question Fuels $1 Million TV Ads

A statewide coalition of business and medical groups is launching television ads in support of a November ballot measure that would increase car tag fees. The ads push a state constitutional amendment that if passed, would raise car tag fees by $10 a year to pay for a statewide trauma care network.

Georgia Republican Sweep Possible

Eric Gray says Georgia’s Democratic Party is using a new strategy, setting up 10 field offices around the state.

VA Nurses Picket Over Staffing Shortage

Nurses took to the streets today in Augusta to protest working conditions at the city’s Veteran's hospital. They say there aren’t enough nurses to properly care for veterans.

Tax Council Meeting In North Georgia

Special Council On Tax Reform and Fairness holding meetings this week. Group charged with re-working Georgia's tax code. Group wants comments from business and citizens.

Car Tag Fee Would Benefit Ga. Trauma Care

This November voters will be asked to approve a $10 car tag fee for trauma care. There’s worry that the current political climate could derail what advocates say is a much needed cash infusion.

Seabaugh Ethics Case Settled

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh has been fined $2,500 to settle accusations that he violated Georgia's campaign finance rules. Commission investigators said campaign disclosure forms from the Sharpsburg Republican seemed to show that he repaid himself $21,000 more than he loaned his campaign.

Agriculture Candidates Tout New Era

Food safety is a top priority of the three candidates for Agriculture Commissioner. Libertarian Kevin Cherry, Democrat J.B. Powell, and Republican Gary Black each want to inherit the post held by Tommy Irvin for 40 years. The candidates met at a forum this week held by Georgia Organics. And they all want to get more Georgia-grown food … to Georgians.

Coal Plant Permits Revised

The state is revising its water permits for a coal plant proposed for middle Georgia. The move comes after a judge rejected them last month.

Rule Limits Cross-Border Pollution

A proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could help cut air pollution in Georgia by limiting emissions from coal plants outside of the state.

Pages