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The Jolt: Abortion bill debate puts a focus on suburban Republicans
 We’ve been warned to expect a lengthy and heated afternoon debate in the state Senate today over House Bill 481, the anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill that is being taken up in several red states, particularly in the South. This morning, lawmakers are already talking about the stepped-up presence of police on the grounds. Passage...

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We’ve been warned to expect a lengthy and heated afternoon debate in the state Senate today over House Bill 481, the anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill that is being taken up in several red states, particularly in the South. This morning, lawmakers are already talking about the stepped-up presence of police on the grounds. Passage...
The Jolt: Tax hike on jet fuel could cause airlines ‘to grow elsewhere,’ Delta says
 On Wednesday afternoon, rural senators all but declared war on Delta Air Lines. The Senate Finance Committee took House Bill 447, which would grant a 20-year sales tax break on jet fuel purchased by Delta and other carriers, and turned it on its head. On a 5-4 vote, the panel decided to double the tax, and redistribute Delta&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

On Wednesday afternoon, rural senators all but declared war on Delta Air Lines. The Senate Finance Committee took House Bill 447, which would grant a 20-year sales tax break on jet fuel purchased by Delta and other carriers, and turned it on its head. On a 5-4 vote, the panel decided to double the tax, and redistribute Delta&rsquo...
Georgia’s Vogtle nuclear project expected to get more federal backing
 Georgia’s troubled and still unfinished nuclear power expansion at Plant Vogtle may land another big dose of government support. Federal and Georgia officials on Friday are expected to announce finalization of $3.7 billion in additional federal loan guarantees for the project, which is already billions of dollars over budget and years...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia’s troubled and still unfinished nuclear power expansion at Plant Vogtle may land another big dose of government support. Federal and Georgia officials on Friday are expected to announce finalization of $3.7 billion in additional federal loan guarantees for the project, which is already billions of dollars over budget and years...
Johnny Isakson: Trump’s McCain attacks ‘deplorable’ 
 U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson forcefully defended his late colleague John McCain on Wednesday, calling President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the Vietnam War veteran “deplorable.”  In an interview on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Political Rewind,” the Senate Veterans Affairs chairman voiced support...

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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson forcefully defended his late colleague John McCain on Wednesday, calling President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the Vietnam War veteran “deplorable.”  In an interview on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Political Rewind,” the Senate Veterans Affairs chairman voiced support...
Pence returning to Atlanta to tour ICE facility, stump for Perdue
 Vice President Mike Pence will be in town on Thursday afternoon for a two-part visit.  He’ll tour the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Atlanta field office, then head to a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who is up for re-election next year. This is the VP’s first public trip to Georgia in...

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Vice President Mike Pence will be in town on Thursday afternoon for a two-part visit.  He’ll tour the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Atlanta field office, then head to a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who is up for re-election next year. This is the VP’s first public trip to Georgia in...
The Jolt: Opposition to airport takeover could cost Delta a tax break
 We’re picking up word that legislation to give the state oversight over Atlanta’s airport could get smushed together with a separate bill to exempt Delta Air Lines and other carriers from paying state taxes on jet fuel.  That could put Delta in an unenviable position of backing the airport takeover measure -- which the airline...

Posted: 3 days ago

We’re picking up word that legislation to give the state oversight over Atlanta’s airport could get smushed together with a separate bill to exempt Delta Air Lines and other carriers from paying state taxes on jet fuel.  That could put Delta in an unenviable position of backing the airport takeover measure -- which the airline...
Former Delta executive nominated to lead FAA
 President Donald Trump tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday, a move that comes as the agency faces renewed scrutiny of its safety standards. The White House said it planned to nominate Steve Dickson for a five-year term to lead the nation’s top aviation safety regulator...

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President Donald Trump tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday, a move that comes as the agency faces renewed scrutiny of its safety standards. The White House said it planned to nominate Steve Dickson for a five-year term to lead the nation’s top aviation safety regulator...
Trump taps ex-Delta executive to lead crisis-stricken FAA
 President Donald Trump tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday, a move that comes as the agency faces renewed scrutiny of its safety standards.  The White House said it planned to nominate Steve Dickson for a five-year term to lead the nation’s top airline safety regulator...

Posted: 4 days ago

President Donald Trump tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday, a move that comes as the agency faces renewed scrutiny of its safety standards.  The White House said it planned to nominate Steve Dickson for a five-year term to lead the nation’s top airline safety regulator...
Pentagon: Millions could be cut from Ga. military projects to cover border wall
 President Donald Trump could siphon upwards of $260 million from Georgia military construction projects to pay for a wall on the Southern border, according to a Pentagon estimate being circulated by Senate Democrats.  Funding for more than a half-dozen Army, Navy and Air Force projects from Albany to Augusta could be affected. That includes...

Posted: 4 days ago

President Donald Trump could siphon upwards of $260 million from Georgia military construction projects to pay for a wall on the Southern border, according to a Pentagon estimate being circulated by Senate Democrats.  Funding for more than a half-dozen Army, Navy and Air Force projects from Albany to Augusta could be affected. That includes...
The Jolt: Medical Association of Georgia opposes ‘heartbeat’ bill
 On Monday, the state Senate Science and Technology Committee voted 3-2, along both gender and partisan lines, to advance House Bill 481, the “heartbeat” measure that would ban nearly all abortions in Georgia. One day earlier, the Medical Association of Georgia, the most influential physicians’ group in the state, addressed...

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On Monday, the state Senate Science and Technology Committee voted 3-2, along both gender and partisan lines, to advance House Bill 481, the “heartbeat” measure that would ban nearly all abortions in Georgia. One day earlier, the Medical Association of Georgia, the most influential physicians’ group in the state, addressed...
The Jolt: Happy birthday, C-SPAN. Or maybe not
 Tuesday will mark the 40th anniversary of C-SPAN. Feel free to celebrate -- or shake your head. Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post put out a worthwhile column over the weekend, summarizing how the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network upended life on Capitol Hill, which is certainly worthy of your time.  Tumulty writes about...

Posted: 5 days ago

Tuesday will mark the 40th anniversary of C-SPAN. Feel free to celebrate -- or shake your head. Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post put out a worthwhile column over the weekend, summarizing how the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network upended life on Capitol Hill, which is certainly worthy of your time.  Tumulty writes about...
After months-long wait, Senate tees up vote on Hurricane Michael aid bill
 An end may soon be in sight for Hurricane Michael victims who have been seeking emergency aid from Congress for months.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday teed up a procedural vote on legislation that would deliver federal agriculture and infrastructure relief to victims of recent natural disasters.  Just what...

Posted: 8 days ago

An end may soon be in sight for Hurricane Michael victims who have been seeking emergency aid from Congress for months.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday teed up a procedural vote on legislation that would deliver federal agriculture and infrastructure relief to victims of recent natural disasters.  Just what...
The Jolt: A bill to shield industrial agriculture in Georgia
 Legislatively speaking, North Carolina is often a trend-setter for efforts in Georgia’s state Capitol. Last year, that state’s Republican law-making body and Democratic governor engaged in a brutal fight over pork factories, their rights, and the rights of their rural neighbors. From a June article in the Raleigh News...

Posted: 8 days ago

Legislatively speaking, North Carolina is often a trend-setter for efforts in Georgia’s state Capitol. Last year, that state’s Republican law-making body and Democratic governor engaged in a brutal fight over pork factories, their rights, and the rights of their rural neighbors. From a June article in the Raleigh News...
Isakson, Perdue vote to uphold Trump’s border emergency
 Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators voted to uphold President Donald Trump’s border emergency on Thursday, standing with the White House even as a dozen of their GOP colleagues bucked the party on constitutional grounds.  Republicans Johnny Isakson and David Perdue voted against Democrats’ resolution of disapproval, which...

Posted: 9 days ago

Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators voted to uphold President Donald Trump’s border emergency on Thursday, standing with the White House even as a dozen of their GOP colleagues bucked the party on constitutional grounds.  Republicans Johnny Isakson and David Perdue voted against Democrats’ resolution of disapproval, which...
Watchdog: Ex-Ga. lawmaker improperly spent thousands on travel, family after retirement
 Former Georgia U.S. Rep. John Linder improperly spent tens of thousands of dollars of leftover campaign donations after he left Congress, according to a campaign finance watchdog group. The Campaign Legal Center alleged that Linder, a conservative Republican who represented a suburban Atlanta U.S. House district from 1993 to 2011, illegally...

Posted: 9 days ago

Former Georgia U.S. Rep. John Linder improperly spent tens of thousands of dollars of leftover campaign donations after he left Congress, according to a campaign finance watchdog group. The Campaign Legal Center alleged that Linder, a conservative Republican who represented a suburban Atlanta U.S. House district from 1993 to 2011, illegally...
The Jolt: Geoff Duncan wants a two-term limit on lieutenant governors
 Zell Miller served 16 years – four four-year terms – as lieutenant governor before he thought the time was right to seek a promotion. Casey Cagle held the job for three full terms, then failed in his own bid for governor last year. If Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan gets his way, that won’t happen again. On GPB’s &ldquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

Zell Miller served 16 years – four four-year terms – as lieutenant governor before he thought the time was right to seek a promotion. Casey Cagle held the job for three full terms, then failed in his own bid for governor last year. If Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan gets his way, that won’t happen again. On GPB’s &ldquo...
The Jolt: The D.C. bargain that raised the tide for the Port of Savannah
 We told you earlier that the Savannah harbor expansion project had received record funding in President Donald Trump’s recent budget proposal. Like many deals in Washington, it took a high-powered political alliance to set the table for it. That’s according to U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who disclosed Tuesday that he had an...

Posted: 11 days ago

We told you earlier that the Savannah harbor expansion project had received record funding in President Donald Trump’s recent budget proposal. Like many deals in Washington, it took a high-powered political alliance to set the table for it. That’s according to U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who disclosed Tuesday that he had an...
Latest White House budget a boon for the Savannah port 
 Georgia’s top economic development project would receive a record level of funding under the White House’s newest budget blueprint.  The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed setting aside $130.3 million for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. That’s just shy of the amount...

Posted: 11 days ago

Georgia’s top economic development project would receive a record level of funding under the White House’s newest budget blueprint.  The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed setting aside $130.3 million for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. That’s just shy of the amount...
The Jolt: Howard Schultz says third-party musings have prompted ‘character assassination’
 For Howard Schultz, the coffee billionaire exploring a third-party presidential run, the most encouraging moment from last night’s stop in Atlanta may have come when he asked the sold-out crowd to raise a hand if they felt the government was working well. Not a single arm went up from the 300 or so who had crammed themselves into...

Posted: 11 days ago

For Howard Schultz, the coffee billionaire exploring a third-party presidential run, the most encouraging moment from last night’s stop in Atlanta may have come when he asked the sold-out crowd to raise a hand if they felt the government was working well. Not a single arm went up from the 300 or so who had crammed themselves into...
The Jolt: On the unspoken costs associated with new voting machines
 With Crossover Day hoopla past, look for Republicans in the state Capitol to accelerate passage of House Bill 316, the measure that would authorize $150 million for the purchase of a new touch-screen voting machine system. The bill passed out of the Senate Ethics Committee on Wednesday, and could quickly come up for a floor...

Posted: 12 days ago

With Crossover Day hoopla past, look for Republicans in the state Capitol to accelerate passage of House Bill 316, the measure that would authorize $150 million for the purchase of a new touch-screen voting machine system. The bill passed out of the Senate Ethics Committee on Wednesday, and could quickly come up for a floor...
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