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Georgia Governor Vetoes Guns On Campus Bill

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.04.2016 | College

ATLANTA, May 3 (Reuters) - Georgia Republican Governor Nathan Deal vetoed legislation on Tuesday that would have allowed licensed gun owners to carry ...

Thanks, Governor Deal. My Colleague Won't Have to Buy That Bulletproof Vest Now.

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

"Still grading?" I asked my colleague, a professor at a Georgia college, as she carefully viewed her laptop a few weeks ago. "I'm finished with that," she told me. "Now I'm pricing bulletproof vests." She had good reason to do so.

Mississippians Rally Against Hate Bill

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

On Monday evening a crowd of more than a thousand Mississippians gathered in front of the Governor's Mansion for a rally urging the state's Republican governor, Phil Bryant, to veto the so-called "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination" bill.

GOP Hate Exacts a Toll

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Corporations are telling Republicans they're not so sure they'll pony up for the 2016 GOP convention because they don't want to be associated with the Republican candidates' hate-mongering.

Georgia's Republican Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) vetoed a bill Monday morning that would have allowed open discrimination against gay people, a huge victory...

Hollywood Actors Join Georgia Boycott Threats Over Gay Bill

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices

March 24 (Reuters) - Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore and some 30 other Hollywood actors and directors added their voice on Thursday to entertainment ind...

Georgia's Anti-Gay 'Religious Liberty' Bill Could Tank Atlanta's Super Bowl Bid

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Football League signaled Friday that it may pass over Atlanta as a Super Bowl site if the governor signs a law allowing ope...

Georgia Bill Allows Open Discrimination Against Gay People

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Georgia is considering passing a law that would let any taxpayer-funded organization deny services to same-sex couples, or unmarried cou...

MLK Statue Will Soon Stand Outside Of Georgia's Statehouse

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices

While the country watches the contentious debate over whether the Confederate flag will be removed from some state capitol buildings, a statue of Mart...

Georgia Legalizes Limited Marijuana Extracts For Medical Use

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a bill Thursday making medical marijuana legal in the Peach State. The law allows for the use of low-THC cannab...

This State's Governor Is Leading the Way in Criminal-Justice Reform

Nathan Deal | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Nathan Deal

Approximately 70 percent of Georgia's inmates don't have a high school diploma. If their lack of an education is not addressed during their incarceration, when they re-enter society they have a felony on their record but no job skills on their résumé. An ex-con with no hope of gainful employment is a danger to everyone. This is why we're working to help get these individuals into a job. Our prisons have always been schools. In the past, the inmates have learned how to become better criminals.

Open Letter to Gov. Nathan Deal Regarding Kelly Gissendaner From a Catholic Theologian

Tobias Winright | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion
Tobias Winright

​The execution of Kelly Gissendaner is not necessary for the protection of the citizens of Georgia (or for the protection of the officers, staff, or fellow inmates at the prison).

Georgia Governor Signs 'Ban The Box' Order Helping Ex-Offenders Get Jobs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed an executive order Monday banning the state from requiring job seekers to disclose their criminal histories in the...

To Georgia Lawmakers: Louisiana Scholarship Eligibility Isn't Happening for State-run New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) Graduates

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

RSD schools need to be comprehensively and regularly audited, and that audit must reconciling state-level testing and graduation data with data from outside agencies such as ACT. Otherwise, the state can just produce whatever it wants by way of high-stakes data and slap an official label on it unchecked.

Georgia's GOP Governor Gives Inaugural Address Worthy of a Democrat

John A. Tures | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

On a rainy day in Atlanta, Georgia's Republican Governor Nathan Deal and the audience had to move indoors from the Liberty Plaza to the State Capitol. One would think he also moved political parties, giving an Inaugural Address that a Democrat could have just as easily delivered.

Did College Football Games Predict Tuesday's Electoral Outcomes?

Glen Browder | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Glen Browder

I would have to give the football/election thesis a passing grade, based on these few cases, regardless of whether you use my statewide speculations or the more precise county analysis of my bold political science friends.

Jason Carter Defeated In Georgia Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Jason Carter lost to Gov. Nathan Deal (R) in Tuesday's hotly contested gubernatorial race. Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy ...

Nathan Deal Wins Georgia Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) defeated Democrat Jason Carter in Tuesday's hotly contested gubernatorial race. Deal, who was first elected in 2011, f...

Nathan Deal Defeats Jason Carter In Georgia Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) defeated Democrat Jason Carter in Tuesday's hotly contested gubernatorial race, CNN projected. Deal, who was first ele...

Will Georgia Voters Embrace Political Corruption on Tuesday?

Kathy Gill | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Kathy Gill

Georgia voters have the power to kick corruption in the face in two key, statewide races on Tuesday.

Georgia Chooses Between Two Pairs of Moderates

John A. Tures | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Now I'm sure folks on both sides in the Peach State are going to cry foul, and insist their candidate is a true liberal or conservative, and the other guy or gal is from their party's extreme wing or faction, but that's simply not the case.

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

Nathan Deal vs. Jason Carter Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Georgia Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Nathan Deal vs. Jason Carter Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you!

Latino Voters Could Hold the Key in Georgia's Elections

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Politicians in states like Georgia may find it convenient to ignore or scapegoat Latinos in the short term; but elected officials ignore their voices and candidates ignore their influence at their own peril.

Seriously Flawed Latino Polling in Georgia Leads to Wildly Incorrect Speculation

Latino Decisions | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Latino Decisions

In order to understand Latino political preferences in Georgia, or anywhere in 2014, election polling must be accurate, culturally competent and unbiased.