The eight GOP governors who have shifted on taxes

9:39 am Jan. 26, 2015

Over the weekend, the New York Times pointed to eight Republican governors (out of 31) who have – In Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, has proposed a $1.1 billion tax increase for education;

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WSB/Landmark poll: Income tax offset could reduce opposition to gas tax hike

10:53 am Jan. 22, 2015

Earlier this month, an AJC poll found that nearly 60 percent of Georgians believe improving transportation is important, and nearly 70 percent support new bus and rail lines.

Yet only 36 percent said they were willing to pay higher taxes to fund any kind of transportation project.

Last night, Channel 2 Action News sprung a Landmark Communications poll that found much the same thing — but also found that some bargaining

Dan Moody resigns from state DOT board

12:01 pm Jan. 21, 2015

At precisely 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday, former state senator Dan Moody of Roswell resigned his 6th District seat on the powerful State Transportation Board. We know this because we have this terse email from Moody

Georgia has a new transportation commissioner

4:29 pm Jan. 20, 2015

If you want some proof that certain figures in the state Capitol are still serious about an increase in transportation spending, consider this quick move to tap a new road-and-bridge leader:

The State Transportation Board today tapped Russell McMurry, a veteran engineer who has worked at the Georgia Department of Transportation for 25 years, to take the reins of the agency. It comes just days after Keith Golden, the current commissioner,

Georgia transportation commish Keith Golden to step down

2:25 pm Jan. 16, 2015

It’s safe to say already that 2015 will be a year of upheaval for Georgia’s transportation department.

As lawmakers weigh a landmark proposal to raise new cash for infrastructure and transportation leaders eye a range of new projects, word comes today that Department of Transportation commissioner Keith Golden is stepping down. Spokesman David Spear said his last day will be Jan. 31.

Golden has led the agency – and the reins of a roughly

Nathan Deal: Ethics reform placed on hold for a year

9:33 am Jan. 15, 2015

One of the more noticeable absences from Gov. Nathan Deal’s big state-of-the-state speech Wednesday was any mention of the ethics expansion he long talked about on the campaign trail.

For months, Deal had talked about a