Former CobbEMC CEO Dwight Brown’s re-indictment on 35 counts including alleged racketeering, theft and witness intimidation, has been upheld.
Saudi Arabia will upgrade 70 F-15 aircraft in a program that will be managed from Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA, resulting in up to 85 new jobs through 2020.
In a shocking display of irony, the Bank of America tower in midtown Atlanta may be facing foreclosure on $363 million in debt.
Governor Deal’s Georgia Competitiveness Initiative is likely to be a dominant topic of the General Assembly, which convenes on Monday. Rep. Brockway may be tardy, depending on how many ginger ales he drinks at the Peach Pundit Road Show the night before.
Gov. Deal’s job growth agenda includes repealing the state sales tax on energy used in manufacturing.
Gov. Deal will also propose eliminating or consolidating some state agencies.
Dennis O’Hayer has part one of an audio interview about tax reform with Speaker David Ralston online now.
The annual pre-session rush of fundraisers is in full swing; one person told me they had more than 30 invitations.
State Rep. Roger Williams of Dalton has announced he will retire after this session.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle continues to “assert his role as leader of the state Senate in 2012 despite challenges to his duties in the chamber last year.”
The President of Atlanta-based Cumulus Media estimates political advertising to top $350 million this year. Let’s hope, and if anything, that may be conservative.
The Gwinnett County Commission cut their $1.3 billion budget for 2012 by $5 million, and more noteworthy, the leadership of Chair Charlotte Nash and some turnover seems to have the Commission working together in a fully-functional manner. Commissioner Mike Beaudreau will serve as Vice Chair of the Commission this year.
The proposed privatization of Gwinnett County’s Briscoe Field is moving forward, as a pre-bid conference was held yesterday.
The US Labor Department announced that 200,000 new jobs were created in December, bringing the national unemployment rate to 8.5%. That represents the sixth consecutive month of job growth greater than 100,000 jobs.
News about Porsche and other things I like
Porsche Cars North America, currently based in Sandy Springs, sold 15% more cars in 2011 over 2010.
Nikon has released the new flagship full-frame D4, adding 1080p video at 30 fps and stereo sound, along with significant upgrades to the still photography capabilities. Want.
Longtime Georgia Republican Larry Thompson and his wife have donated a major collection of African-American art to the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens.
A ceremonial sword presented by the Georgia General Assemby to Lt. Col. Daniel Appling, a hero of the War of 1812, will return to Georgia.