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Hunter Hill kicks the tires on a GOP run for governor

12:37 pm Mar. 29, 2017

We’re told that Hunter Hill, the Republican from Atlanta, has begun informing state Senate colleagues that he will not seek re-election to his seat next year – and is instead contemplating a run for governor.

This would be a pretty bold move, given that Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, president of the Senate, is considered the front-runner in a contest that could get underway as soon as the Legislature adjourns on Thursday.


MGM says Fox Theatre worries over ‘destination resorts’ are unfounded

9:37 am Feb. 2, 2017

One participant in the state Capitol fight over casinos – er, destination resorts – is a group calling itself the Georgia Arts and Culture Venues Coalition. The heavy hitters within include both the Woodruff Arts Center and the Fox Theatre.

A spokesman for the group says they’re not fer or agin gambling.

But on Monday, Allan Vella, CEO of the Fox, was on GPB Radio’s “Second Thought,” to explain his