Posts tagged with "Nathan Deal"

Local legislators praise Gov. Deal’s veto of ‘religious liberty’ bill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 28, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal won praise from local legislators for his decision to veto House Bill 757, also known as the “Religious Liberty” bill. The bill was widely perceived to be a slight against gay, lesbian,  bisexual and transgender individuals and was widely condemned by companies doing business in the state. Most notably the film industry, […]

Toomer Elementary among APS schools that would be eligible for takeover under Gov.’s plan

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 12, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal believes the state should take control of a local school if consistently comes up short on the state’s College and Career Ready Performance Index. He’s backing a constitutional amendment that would allow for the creation of Opportunity School Districts. “In the governor’s proposal, persistently failing schools are defined as those scoring below 60 […]

Annexation, cityhood is the top story of 2014

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2014

Readers voted with their eyes in 2014 and we published the list of most-read stories on Dec. 26. Their list isn’t all that different from ours. In addition to page views, we also considered each story’s overall impact on the community, both in the short and long term. The biggest stories of 2014 are …. […]

CNN poll puts Carter, Nunn ahead

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 24, 2014

A poll released by CNN shows that Democratic candidates in two high profile state races have a slight lead over their Republican opponents going into the Nov. 4 election. The survey of 565 likely voters shows that they favor Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter over incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, 48 percent to 46 percent. […]

GDOT will finalize GA 400 lanes this weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 3, 2014

It’s been almost a year since the state of Georgia stopped charging drivers to cross Georgia 400 and since that time Georgia Department of Transportation crews have been working to make the road look like other state highways. This weekend, GDOT will be taking an important final step in the process. The Transportation Department said […]

AJC: ‘Our poll is better.’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 23, 2014

The Atlanta Journal Constitution says poll results commissioned by its sister company, WSB-TV, are more reliable than poll results commissioned by a competitor, 11 Alive. The WSB-TV poll also reached a completely different conclusion, showing two top Democratic candidates ahead of their Republican opposition. The AJC and WSB-TV are owned by Cox Media Group, a fact […]

Polls show Georgia GOP candidates leading

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 20, 2014

So far things are looking good for Georgia Republican candidates running in statewide races as the November general election approaches. Several polls show that Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and state School Superintendent candidate Richard Woods leading their Democratic opposition. The Democrats are, gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Jason Carter, U.S. Senate […]

NYT – How Sen. Carter navigates granddad’s legacy

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 27, 2014

Being the grandson of a U.S. President would presumably be a boon for any candidate, unless the grandfather is a Republican punching bag and the candidate is running for governor of Georgia as a Democrat. Such is the dilemma of state Sen. Jason Carter, who currently holds a slim lead in the polls against incumbent […]

New poll – Carter leads Deal by 7 points

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 26, 2014

A Rasmussen Poll conducted days after the May 20 primary shows Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter ahead of incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. The poll, published May 26, shows Carter has a seven point advantage over the governor. The poll of 750 likely voters found 48 percent support Carter, compared with 41 percent for Deal. […]

It’s a date – Carter, Deal will meet in November

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 20, 2014

State Sen. Jason Carter’s victory in the May 20 Democratic primary for governor was virtually assured. He had no opponents. Incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal drew challengers in the Republican primary, but they didn’t challenge him very hard. Deal swept away opponents John Barge and David E. Pennington, and held a 72 percent lead as election night […]

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