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ATLANTA (CBS46) -. Funeral arrangements for former Governor and United States Senator Zell Miller have been announced which include a public service, celebration of life, and an Executive State Funeral service. ... Former Georgia Governor Zell Miller dies at age 86. Copyright 2018 WGCL-TV (Meredith ...
The former Georgia governor who appointed Zell Miller to the U.S. Senate says the late Southern Democrat played a big role in shaping the state. Democrat ... Barnes said of Miller: "Governors generally give us just a line or two in history. ... He served two terms as Georgia governor from 1991 until 1999.

ATLANTA — Zell Miller, a former U.S. senator and Georgia governor who established the state's HOPE scholarship for college students, died Friday at age 86. Miller's grandson Bryan Miller, CEO of the Miller Institute Foundation, confirmed the death Friday. In a statement, he said the former governor had ...
As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to change the Confederate-themed state flag. As a U.S. senator, he enraged fellow Democrats with a primetime convention speech endorsing the re-election of President ...
ATLANTA — Zell Miller, a former two-term governor and U.S. senator who gave birth to Georgia's HOPE scholarship, has died at the age of 86, his ... “One of the greatest governors of the 20th century in this state, he gave Georgia hope and many many young people for generations will benefit from his ...
The onetime Expert Marksman Marine who later armed every Georgia newborn with a classical music CD. The unsuccessful 1980 Senate candidate dubbed “Zig Zag Zell” who roared back to become the state's most popular governor — only to see much of what he'd accomplished drowned out by the din ...

He then served as Lieutenant Governor of Georgia for 16 years from 1975-1991 and is currently the longest-serving Lieutenant Governor in Georgia history. Zell Miller was also the 79th Governor of Georgia from 1991-1999. He created the HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship and ...
A proposal that would let people convicted of some misdemeanors and felonies in Georgia restrict access to their records wasn't gaining steam in the state legislature. So proponents are calling on the governor to help them push it through. The bill, HB 981, didn't make it to a vote in the House before ...
Do you have to be wealthy to run for governor? You might come to that conclusion after paging through the financial disclosure statements that candidates were required to file with the state ethics commission last week. On the Republican side, three of the five major candidates profess to be millionaires: ...
Will President Donald Trump's orange glow reveal the blue heart of a red state? That's not science, but it's the Democrats' bet in the Georgia governor's race, which stars two former state legislators named Stacey and a well-funded Republican favorite named Casey. He's trailed by several restive state GOP ...
In their first forum after last week's formal qualifying period, Georgia's top Republican candidates covered many of the familiar topics and antics – and a few new ones too. In front of a packed auditorium at Gwinnett County's Norcross High School on Saturday night, they expressed concerns about “offering ...
But Abrams latest achievement—qualifying to run for the governor of Georgia—is a moment etched in history. Not simply because there has never been a woman who has served as governor of Georgia. But also because there has never been an African American woman governor of any state in this ...
ATLANTA - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new tax bill into law Friday that fellow Republicans changed to punish Atlanta-based company Delta Airlines for dropping a special deal they offered to members of the National Rifle Association. The bill, which focused on allowing tax breaks for ...
Georgia's governor has signed into law a sweeping tax bill that Republican lawmakers amended to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association. GOP Gov. Nathan Deal tweeted Friday that he swiftly signed the measure so Georgia taxpayers could benefit as soon as they file ...
Georgia governor signs into law Republican-amended tax bill designed to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting NRA ties. By The Associated Press. ATLANTA — Mar 2, 2018, 11:31 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Georgia governor signs into law Republican-amended tax bill designed to punish Delta Air Lines for ...
The head of Delta Airlines is speaking out on his companies decision cut ties with the National Rifle Association, one day after Georgia's governor said ... Atlanta-based Delta released an internal memo CEO Ed Bastian sent to employees after Georgia lawmakers killed a proposed tax break on jet fuel that ...
Casey Cagle may not be able to avoid a runoff in Georgia's primary elections. ... Read the Mason-Dixon® poll on the 2018 Georgia governor's race. ... In a separate section of the survey, pollsters interviewed a total of 625 registered Georgia voters by phone over the course of three days in February.

Catherine Smith, the state commissioner of economic development, said the governor's decision to send a letter to Delta's CEO was a “bit unusual.” But officials regularly follow up on all kinds of leads to lure out-of-state businesses, she said. Grabbing the Georgia controversy Delta attracted by its action was ...
Georgia's governor says he would sign a bill depriving Delta (DAL) of a hefty tax break — a change made by Republicans after the airline cut ties with the NRA. Governor Nathan Deal, himself a Republican, said the legislation had been put at risk by political "antics." But he said he would sign it anyway ...
Georgia's Lieutenant Governor Threatens Delta Airlines After Company Cuts Ties With NRA ... After Atlanta-based Delta Airlines eliminated a special discount program for NRA members, Georgia's lieutenant governor has threatened to fight against a tax break for the company. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks ...
The major-party candidates now running for Georgia governor: (top row, from left) Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, former state House Democratic leader Stacey Abrams, Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and former Republican state Sen. Hunter Hill, (bottom row, from left) Republican ...
Not so long ago, the most divisive issue under the Gold Dome was a now-settled fight to update Georgia's outdated adoption code. Now, with a key legislative deadline looming, the Deal administration must tackle simmering debates on a range of new fronts. Let's start with the tiff that erupted over the ...
Chris Riley, the governor's top aide, said he was thankful “to all who served to protect our freedoms but I am not going to apologize” for Deal's accomplishments. Tippins, in response, praised Deal's leadership in setting up Georgia to take advantage of “seven years of plenty.” “But you hit cycles and you ...
The Georgia House has passed sweeping tax cuts that could eliminate any windfall revenue the state expected to collect as a result of the federal tax overhaul. ... If no action is taken, the governor's office now estimates Georgia could collect $5.2 billion in added taxes over the next five years because of the ...
Gov. Nathan Deal came out against a measure to allow medical marijuana to be grown in the state, but his administration is backing a smaller expansion of the program. Deal's top aide, Chris Riley, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the governor will endorse adding post-traumatic stress disorder ...
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia sheriff compared the governor to the devil over a plan to loosen bail demands. ... "This governor has done more for those who perpetrate crime than Lucifer and his demons combined, and every piece of his criminal justice reform that has been passed into law has complicated ...
“Georgia's unprecedented success in criminal justice reform serves as the standard for other states to emulate,” said Deal. “As a result of our efforts, fewer Georgians were committed to prison last year than any time in the past 15 years, thereby saving millions of taxpayer dollars and keeping families and communities intact.
Gov. Nathan Deal said he would oppose an effort to legalize the in-state cultivation of medical marijuana this year, forcing supporters of a major expansion to wait until his successor takes office next year to press their case. The governor said in an interview he was concerned there weren't enough ...
The incoming governor has a chance to embrace the wave of populism sweeping the country and get the ball rolling on policies that would alleviate the problems, such as income inequality, troubling many Georgia voters. But so far, neither Abrams nor Evans has developed a platform that would do much to ...
The Governor and leadership under the Gold Dome are keen to avoid any measure (most pointedly, religious freedom bills) that would impugn Georgia's business-friendly credentials, even—and especially—as state and local development authorities aggressively court Amazon and other major companies ...
The president was to take in the game with Perdue, a former Georgia governor who was a walk-on Bulldogs football player, and Nick Ayers, a Georgia native and top aide to Vice President Mike Pence. Trump left the stadium during halftime. Trump has embraced college football amid an ongoing feud with ...
He's likely to support a new expansion of Georgia's court system and initiatives for Georgians struggling with mental health issues. The governor will also surely back lucrative new tax credits and incentives designed to lure Amazon's second headquarters to metro Atlanta. And he'll look to expand Georgia's ...
Georgia's governor declared a “Georgia Football Friday” last week in celebration of the University of Georgia's appearance in tonight's College Football Playoff National Championship. Gov. Nathan Deal then asked everyone to wear red and black in support of their team, and will close all Atlanta-area ...
Gov. Nathan Deal said Sunday the state is “prepared” for a blast of wintry weather that has forced officials to shutter schools across metro Atlanta and close government offices in much of north Georgia. The governor ordered non-essential state offices from Columbus to Augusta and northward to be closed ...
Cagle, who is running for governor, suggested the Georgia Technology Authority, which already exists, be given expansion of broadband statewide as a goal. While there is an overall need to build capacity, Cagle said “accessibility but also reliability” must be goals. “We've got to make sure that both work ...
The early frontrunner in the race to become Georgia's next governor made a fundraising stop in Columbus Friday morning as candidates scramble to pick up contributions before the General Assembly session starts next week. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle was at the Chattahoochee River Club for a private ...
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an official proclamation Thursday declaring Friday, Jan. 5 "UGA Football Friday." The governor encouraged all Georgia fans and residents to wear red and black to show their support for the Georgia Bulldogs, who are set to play the University of Alabama Crimson Tide ...
Gov. Nathan Deal called on lawmakers to swiftly pass a measure to update Georgia's adoption laws without a controversial “religious liberty” provision when they reconvene Monday to start another legislative session. “I do think it will have a high priority within the General Assembly, and I certainly support ...
But another ex-Georgia governor also may have a part in this story. FBI files released 10 years ago show that federal agents investigated suspicions that Eugene Talmadge may have sanctioned the murders to sway rural white voters during a tough election campaign. The files made no conclusions about ...
A report released Tuesday by a commission created by Gov. Nathan Deal is likely to create a framework for funding and legislative proposals that would expand mental health services and target opioid abuse in Georgia. The Commission on Children's Mental Health's report recommended an expansion of ...
ATLANTA, GA — Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday announced plans for what supporters are calling one of the biggest income-tax cuts in Georgia history. A newly reworked bill moving through the General Assembly with the governor's blessing would double the standard deduction for all Georgia taxpayers ...
The governor's office estimates Georgia could collect $4.7 billion in added taxes over the next five years because of the federal changes. Deal had hoped to defer the question of how to use those funds until 2019, but changed course after receiving blowback from GOP leaders up for election in November.
Abrams's only primary opponent for now happens to be another woman, Stacey Evans, who, like Abrams, served in the Georgia House of Representatives. Multiple women are also eyeing the governor's office in Ohio, where four female candidates—three Democrats and one Republican—have launched ...
(TNS) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Augusta tomorrow to help break ground on the new addition to the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training. Deal and Calvin C. Rhodes, executive director of the Georgia Technology Authority that is building the center on Augusta ...
ATLANTA (WJBF) – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 28 counties ahead of this week's winter weather. The counties include: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Coffee, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff ...
In Georgia's Democratic primary for Governor, we have a moment that will help us establish whether our party will maintain its strong support for ...
A tech executive and former Navy SEAL formally entered the race for governor, joining an already-crowded GOP contest with a pledge to make ...
Gabrielle Giffords endorsed Democrat Stacey Abrams on Thursday in Georgia's race for governor. Giffords, who survived a 2011 mass shooting ...
Republican Brian Kemp, Georgia secretary of state and candidate for governor, tailgated in front of the Miller Learning Center for the “Dogs for ...
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's governor says tourism had a record-breaking economic impact of $60.8 billion statewide last year. Gov.


 

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