Surviving a political campaign is tough enough, but a pair of hopefuls learned on Wednesday if they survived the first hurdle: qualifying, or not qualifying, as a candidate.read more
On the May 1st Georgia Gang IAG CEO Phil Kent and co. discuss the latest in Peach State politics, from Nathan Deal’s busy week to Delta’s big deal with Atlanta. Watch it all on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to keep up with the most recent episodes of the show.read more
Delta Air Lines, fresh from cutting a massive deal with the city of Atlanta that keeps the company’s headquarters in Georgia’s capital city (with it promising not to support a second airport), has scored an industry coup by ordering 75 Bombardier CSeries 100 aircraft.read more
It wasn’t terribly long ago when critics hit Georgia Power for holding back the expansion of solar power in the state. Today though, all you’ll hear from them is crickets as the utility company continues to push for new ways of generating solar energy across Georgia.read more
ATLANTA – The fever to create new cities across metro Atlanta has cropped up on the coast, but supporters are frustrated by the slow and cautious approach of legislators.read more
On Friday, Governor Deal signed SB 367, legislation that aims to continue Georgia’s efforts at comprehensive criminal justice reform.read more
DeKalb County’s repeated violations of a pollution-control agreement should trigger enforcement action, an audit and stricter oversight, according to a Georgia law firm that specializes in environmental cases.read more
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With all of the attention directed at the 2016 presidential nomination contests, it would be easy to overlook a much more immediate election here in Georgia. Even though Georgians participated in the presidential preference primary on March 1, Georgia’s Democratic and Republican primary to determine the parties’ nominees for federal, state and local positions has yet to occur.
The first place that voters saw the prospect of an open or contested GOP Convention was here in The Evans Report. Pundits scoffed at the possibility and party officials ignored it (“Why is a brokered convention so scary anyway?,” Dec. 4, 2015. Read it at http://bizj.us/1kek8e).
Now, with each passing primary or caucus, the prospects for an open or contested GOP Convention continue to mount.
The movement among social conservatives to enact state “religious liberty” laws, which would allow businesses or individuals to refuse to provide services to same-sex couples, began last year in Indiana, but it has become a mostly Southern controversy.
Terry Barnard was elected to a third, one-year term as chairman of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles Tuesday by his colleagues on the board, the first time a chairman has won for more than two consecutive years. The feat comes as the board adjusts to major changes, such as the creation of the Department of Community Supervision that took over the job of monitoring parolees. Legislation last year created more transparency in agency operations, and Barnard met a second legislative challenge this year fueled by Savannah-area politicians blaming the board for releasing violent felons without local input. His administrative changes quelled that assault on the board. For the Board of Pardons and Paroles, having such strong leadership sees their ship RISING…