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Another House leadership candidate, and a promise of more software gadgetry

We have another entry in the House majority leader sweepstakes. State Rep. Chuck Martin of Alpharetta last night sent a note to House Republicans, declaring his candidacy to replace Larry O’Neal, who will resign April 30 to take a judicial appointment offered by the governor. 1,212 more words

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Get ready for three open-seat House races in Atlanta

means yet another open Atlanta House seat.

Margaret Kaiser, a 10-year veteran of the statehouse, said she plans to step down when her terms ends next year… 821 more words


About that APS verdict today

A word from the boss, worth listening to:

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Transportation deal partially funded by 'religious liberty' dissidents

Call it coincidence, but two of the losers in last night’s vote on a transportation funding bill were also the two business interests who voiced opposition to the “religious liberty” legislation — which itself now seems to be the only big issue standing between lawmakers and Sine Die. 1,339 more words

Nathan Deal

T.I. to celebrate grand opening of Scales 925 restaurant in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA — Hip hop impresario Clifford “T.I.” Harris is adding to his Grand Hustle empire with the grand opening of his new restaurant Scales 925 in downtown Atlanta. 115 more words


'Religious liberty' effort is only mostly dead. Keep your eye on HB 59

This message can’t be understated in these final frenetic days of the legislative session: No bill is truly dead until that last gavel bangs at midnight on Sine Die. 956 more words

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'Religious liberty' bill takes a sharp rightward turn, convention industry says $15 million in business at risk

The debate over S.B. 129, the religious liberty bill, took a sharp rightward turn late Wednesday as a House Judiciary subcommittee rejected language intended to ensure that the legislation wouldn’t result in discrimination against gays and lesbians. 1,368 more words

Nathan Deal